ERIC Number: EJ768193
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Reference Count: 30
The Communication of Opportunities and Barriers to Prospective Applicants: An Analysis of Interscholastic Athletic Administrative Job Announcements
Miller, John J.; Whisenant, Warren A.; Pedersen, Paul M.
Physical Educator, v64 n2 p73-80 Spr 2007
Job announcements often work to either encourage or discourage prospective applicants. The purpose of this investigation was to determine if gender bias existed within the job announcements for interscholastic athletic administrators. The study's results revealed that over a two-year period there were 301 advertisements for positions in the state analyzed. Of these positions, 220 (73%) required the applicant to coach a boys' sport, predominately football (94%). Sixty-eight percent of the announcements required the person to serve as the head football coach. In the state examined for this study, the head football coach is the exclusive domain of men as there are no women in that position. Thus, if the majority of the announcements required a person to hold the dual role of athletic administrator and head football coach, evidence of a systematic gender bias was present in the majority of the announcements. Hegemonic masculinity is sustained through such systemic practices.
Descriptors: Gender Bias, Masculinity, Extramural Athletics, Team Sports, Athletic Coaches, Recruitment, Equal Opportunities (Jobs), Employment Patterns, Job Applicants, Problems, Federal Legislation, Court Litigation, Web Sites, Content Analysis, Administrators, Females, Educational Environment, Elementary Secondary Education
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Texas
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Civil Rights Act 1964 Title VII