ERIC Number: ED337209
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Jul-8
A Survey of Factors Affecting Workplace Performance and Career Advancement of Black Women Administrators in Middle and Upper Level Management Positions in Community Colleges. Summary of Findings.
Johnson, Marguerite; And Others
In 1991, a survey was conducted of 150 black female administrators at the department chair level and above at 65 community colleges in 19 states. The questionnaire solicited information on respondent characteristics, such as age, degrees, and salary, and their perceptions of the degree to which each of 20 variables positively or negatively affected their workplace performance and career advancement. Respondents were also asked to list "do's" and "don'ts" for black women administrators. Surveys were returned by 50 respondents, for a response rate of 33%. Variables which generated highly positive responses for both workplace performance and career advancement were self-worth, amount of education, verbal skills, writing skills, and leadership ability. Most respondents (25 of 38) indicated that skin color had a negative impact on workplace performance, and 20 of 36 respondents indicated that skin color had a negative impact on career advancement. Selected comments made by respondents regarding the variables ethnicity, apparel, marital status, self-worth, leadership ability, supervisor support/mentor relationships, and general issues are attached, along with a representative sample of the more than 500 responses to the final "administrator do's and don'ts" question. (JMC)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at League for Innovation in the Community College "Leadership 2000" Conference (Chicago, IL, July 8, 1991).