ERIC Number: ED398516
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
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Assessing the Environment for Women of Color in Student Affairs.
Howard-Hamilton, Mary F.; Williams, Vicki A.
A growing research interest in the area of women in academic administration and the problem of the low number of women in administrative roles, particularly the underrepresentation of minority women, continues to be reported in studies of educational administration at all levels. In this study, women of color in administrative positions at public and private colleges and universities throughout the United States (N=106) were surveyed in order to investigate their career advancement patterns and their level of comfort within the university administrative environment. The career advancement patterns were measured by the Career Paths In Higher Education Administration Survey. The Environmental Comfort Scale was used to determine an individual's level of comfort in different personal and professional situations. Results indicate that the first position in which the women of color were hired is a significant factor for future environmental comfort. The overall findings are discussed along with suggestions for implementing and maintaining a high level of comfort for women of color in student affairs. One table presents data and statistical analysis. Contains 38 references. (TS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Sponsor: Florida Univ., Gainesville. Office of Affirmative Action.
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