ERIC Number: ED193794
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Apr
A Study of Factors Affecting Career Aspirations of Women Teachers and Educational Administrators.
Weber, Margaret B.; And Others
The purpose of this study was to examine characteristics and perceptions of women who hold administrative positions and of women teachers who may aspire to administrative positions in public or private elementary and secondary education. Specifically, the study focused on the following questions: What traditional personal and social definitions of roles for women affect their choice of whether to continue in or pursue a career in educational administration? What are the individual beliefs and attitudes that affect a woman's choice to pursue an administrative position? What are the personal and family constraints that deter women from seeking administrative positions in education? Are the aspiration levels of women different in teachers and administrators? What kinds of discriminatory employment practices do women who seek educational administrative positions perceive? In summarizing the data collected from teachers and administrators in an urban public school system and a large metropolitan association of private schools, the authors note that psychological and sociological factors compounded with institutionalized barriers to women in education and employment appear to have created an atmosphere in which few women seem to aspire to and to succeed in obtaining administrative positions. Extensive tables and three questionnaires used in the study are appended. (Author/IRT)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Tests/Questionnaires; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Boston, MA, April 7-11, 1980).