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ERIC Number: ED188568
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980
Pages: 16
Abstractor: N/A
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Attitudes of Women Faculty Toward Sex Equity Efforts in the State University System of Florida.
Pendergrass, Virginia E.; Kimmel, Ellen
In an effort to alleviate salary inequities in the state university system, the Florida legislature required the nine universities to examine all faculty and administrative salaries and make all warranted adjustments. This comprehensive and systematic effort provides the basis for a survey of women faculty attitudes toward affirmative action efforts. A mailed questionnaire and telephone interviews were used; this report summarizes telephone responses. It is shown that despite the state's efforts, many women still do not believe they are treated fairly. Some feel that any progress made is eliminated by inequitable distribution of merit increases. Most received no active encouragement to take advantage of a legal right to apply for salary adjustment, and some were discouraged. Relationships with colleagues were disturbed. However, most women did take the opportunity to seek redress, most applicants did receive pay increases, and they do not appear to have been penalized for their effort. There were few complaints of harrassment or backlash. The tabulated responses are appended. (MSE)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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