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ERIC Number: EJ902610
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 44
ISSN: ISSN-1570-0763
Perceptions of Female and Male Superintendents for a Middle School Principalship as Moderated by Sex and National Origin of Applicants
Young, Phillip; Young, Karen Holsey
Leadership and Policy in Schools, v9 n4 p441-461 2010
A 2 x 2 x 2 factorial design involving sex of superintendents, sex of applicants, and national origin of applicants (Hispanic vs. non-Hispanic) is used to assess screening decisions for a middle school principalship. Screening decisions are analyzed from a sequential model to capture selection as a process. Results indicate that biases surface early for male superintendents relative to the national origin of job candidates. Our research indicates the playing field for Hispanic job candidates is less than level for leadership positions at middle schools when assessed by male public school superintendents even when Hispanic job candidates are equally qualified as compared to their non-Hispanic counterparts. (Contains 3 tables and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A