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ERIC Number: EJ846589
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 13
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1056-7879
Why Do Fewer Women than Men Pursue the Superintendency?
FeKula, Mary J.; Roberts, Laura
International Journal of Educational Reform, v14 n2 p219-231 Spr 2005
The purpose of this study was to examine the links among gender, age, and marital and family status to try to understand why women have been less likely than men to pursue the superintendent position. The participants of the study included individuals who earned a superintendent's letter of eligibility from a Pennsylvania institution of higher education during the period from July 1, 1992 through June 30, 1997. The three-way interaction among gender, having children, and pursuit of the superintendency did not produce significant results. It appears that mothers are just as likely as fathers to pursue the superintendency. The authors conclude that family demands delay--but do not prevent--professional development for women. (Contains 5 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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