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ERIC Number: EJ818928
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 29
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 40
ISSN: ISSN-0013-161X
Color of Money as Compared to Color of Principals: An Assessment of Pay for Male Elementary School Principals Varying in Surname (Hispanic vs. Non-Hispanic)
Young, I. Phillip; Castaneda, Jose M.
Educational Administration Quarterly, v44 n5 p675-703 2008
Background: Pay is an important human resource function that has attracted considerable interest within the professional literature and this study addresses pay discrimination. Purpose(s): To address pay for a particular protected group unaddressed in existing literature (Hispanic-surnamed principals). Setting: The setting for this study is public school districts located in the state of California. Subjects: All-male public school elementary principals served as potential participants. Interventions: Different models for pay discrimination are explored in this study. Research Design: A randomized group design involving a single independent variable (surname of principals) is used in this study. Data Collection: Within this study, data are obtained from an archival source and through self-reported measures. Findings: A regression analysis indicates that pay discrimination is a multifaceted concept that must consider not only protected status of individuals along with traditional control variables (organizational and human capital endowments) but the interaction of these effects on pay outcomes when assessing pay discrimination. Conclusions: By examining pay from a main effect as well as from an interaction effect, a new definition for pay discrimination is provided, and specific methodological advancements are suggested. (Contains 3 figures, 5 tables, and 4 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: California
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Age Discrimination in Employment Act 1967; Americans with Disabilities Act 1990; Civil Rights Act 1964; Equal Pay Act 1963