ERIC Number: ED265753
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: 0
Faculty Salary Differentials by Race: A Management School Case Study of Suspected Treatment Discrimination.
Ford, David L., Jr.
The effect of race on faculty pay, controlling for length of service and academic rank, was studied at the School of Management at a medium-sized, southwest university. The objective was to determine whether racial bias or discrimination affect faculty salaries. All of the 22 full-time faculty in the study were male and held Ph.D. degrees. Seven were nonwhite: one was Black, three were of East Indian descent, and three were of Chinese descent. Only faculty who had been at the university 3 years or more and had received at least two pay raise evaluations were assessed. All but three had the rank at the tenured associate professor level or higher. Using multiple regression analysis, it was found that white faculty received on the average $462 more than nonwhite faculty in annual salary raises, and they earned on the average $4,200 more than nonwhites. Rank accounted for a difference in salary raises of $25 per year. Persons with longer tenure received about $18 less than more recently hired persons in terms of annual salary raises. It was concluded that the process by which pay is determined appears to be biased against minority faculty. Implications for the enhancement of equal employment opportunity are discussed. A four-page list of references and several tables are appended. (SW)
Descriptors: Academic Rank (Professional), Business Administration Education, Case Studies, College Faculty, Comparative Analysis, Equal Opportunities (Jobs), Full Time Faculty, Higher Education, Males, Minority Groups, Personnel Policy, Racial Bias, Racial Discrimination, Salary Wage Differentials, Teacher Salaries, Whites
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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