ERIC Number: ED352733
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Sep
A Study of Women's Perceptions of Administrative Opportunities in the Advent of the 21st Century.
Mims, Nancy Griffin
For decades women have aspired to leadership positions in business, industry, and education. How women perceive opportunities in education, as well as their perceptions of viable options in meeting their career objectives, are important issues to address in college preparation courses. Sixty-one female students currently enrolled in administrative programs in both public and private education sectors in Northwest Georgia were surveyed for an initial study to determine their demographic characteristics and attitudes. Twenty-eight questions include demographic information as well as beliefs and attitudes of students regarding administrative possibilities. One open-ended question asked for skills the students' believed they needed to succeed in a predominantly male environment. A second question asked for additional characteristics students need or want to know about women administrators. Results of this study are reported as nominal statistics. Percentages are reported in selected variables. An analysis of variance (ANOVA) run on the variables shows no real significance at the .05 level between or among the 28 variables. Among descriptive results are that the majority of female students enrolled in administrative programs are currently elementary teachers between the ages of 36-45, that these students have a preference for democratic and situational leadership, and that it is difficult for women in administration to advance beyond a certain level. (Contains 16 references.) (RR)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Conference of Women in Administration (6th, Lincoln, NE, September 27-28, 1992).