ERIC Number: ED307708
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-Apr
Barriers to Administration as Perceived by Undergraduate Female Education Majors.
Seldin, Clement A.; Calabrese, Raymond L.
Causes for the low representation of females in school administrative positions are considered in this study, which focused specifically on two areas: the frustration and acceptance factors. The frustration factor relates to the sense of futility felt when applying for an administrative position. The acceptance factor relates to those females who have accepted the societal stereotype that they are not worthy of administration positions. After establishing a hypothesis, a questionnaire was given to 71 undergraduate education female students from a large Northeastern university. Results indicate that the frustration and acceptance factors play a major role in deterring females from applying for school administration roles. The reluctance to consider an administration career is related to their perception that hiring practices are biased and school boards structure their hiring practices to secure male administrators. Appended are 12 references. (SI)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Washington, DC, April 20-24, 1987).