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ERIC Number: EJ935405
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 27
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 40
Screening Decisions for a Middle School Assistant Principalship: Effects of Principal's Sex, National Origin of Applicants, and Job Experience of Applicants
Young, I. Phillip; Sever, Wesley Richard
Journal of School Public Relations, v32 n2 p171-197 Spr 2011
Screening decisions of female and male middle school principals were examined for applicants varying in national origin (Hispanic versus non-Hispanic) and type of job experience (direct versus indirect) for a middle school principalship. Principals' reactions were assessed according to perceived qualifications of applicants, probability of extending an invitation to interview, and likely initial salary offer; cast into a 2 x 2 x 2 factorial design; analyzed via a stepdown analysis of variance; and interpreted from a multidimensional theoretical perspective. Results indicated that female principals use a different frame of reference than do male principals when screening applicants and have implications for staffing the assistant principal position at the middle school level. (Contains 2 tables and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Junior High Schools; Middle Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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