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ERIC Number: ED549005
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 126
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: 978-1-2673-3738-2
Opinions of Women in School Administration on Gender Equity
Phillips, Amy R.
ProQuest LLC, Ed.D. Dissertation, Missouri Baptist University
Research points to a current and growing shortage of school leaders, yet qualified women are still under represented in school administration. The purpose of this study was to examine the perceptions of female principals in the state of Missouri regarding gender bias. Data were collected using a 20 question survey sent electronically to all 980 practicing female principals in the State of Missouri. Some of the questions were demographic and the researcher used frequency counts to generate conclusions. Other questions were open ended and the researcher used constant comparative analysis to identify recurring themes. Two hundred and fifty of the surveys were completed and returned, providing a 25.5% response rate. Results reveal practicing principals perceive there is a gender bias in hiring of female administrators in Missouri. Further, the average number of years a female applied for a job before receiving one is between one and five years. Most respondents agreed that better preparations should be done to certify potential administrators. Implications for schools, university preparation programs, professional associations, and school leaders are discussed. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Missouri