A COMPARATIVE STUDY OF MALE AND FEMALE SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS ATTITUDES TOWARD WOMEN ADMINISTRATORS IN THE STATE OF FLORIDA DISCRIMINATION, SCHOOL BOARDS.Report as inadecuate


 A COMPARATIVE STUDY OF MALE AND FEMALE SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS ATTITUDES TOWARD WOMEN ADMINISTRATORS IN THE STATE OF FLORIDA DISCRIMINATION, SCHOOL BOARDS.


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Type of Resource: text

Genre: Electronic Thesis or Dissertation

Date Issued: 1985

Physical Form: pdf

Extent: 151 p.

Language(s): English

Summary: Although legislation regarding women's rights has been passed in recent years, it has had little effect on the number of women in educational administration. This dissertation was undertaken to compare the attitudes of male and female school board members toward women in administrative positions in the state of Florida. The test instrument was the Women as Managers Scale (WAMS) developed by Peters, Terborg, and Taynor in 1974 for the purpose of detecting biased attitudes toward women in various organizations. This was a self-administered questionnaire sent to 100 percent of the school board members in the state of Florida for 1982-83 as listed in the Florida Education Directory. Seventy-three percent of the board members returned the questionnaire, with 65 percent returning full information. There were 160 males and 61 females included in the study. Responses came from 65 of the 67 counties. Information was obtained regarding age, sex, size of school district, and level of education in addition to the twenty questions of the questionnaire which covered four different attitude factors. Using the SPSS formula for analysis of variance, each dependent variable was used in an analysis with each independent variable to determine if any specific factor could be a possible cause of the attitudes reported. The null hypotheses stated that there would be no significant change in the attitudes of male and female school board members toward women in administration regardless of age or level of education. The results of the survey showed that there was a difference between male and female board members' attitudes; however, the results of the analysis of variance tests for interactions of age, sex, and educational level were not significant at the .05 Alpha level. Sex was the only significant variable, but since sex differences in attitudes among Florida school board members were not significantly dependent upon age or educational level, the null hypotheses could not be rejected. Males were consistently more negative than females in their perceptions of women as managers across the age and educational level intervals used in the study.

Identifier: 11872 (digitool), FADT11872 (IID), fau:8795 (fedora)

Note(s): Thesis (Educat.D.)--Florida Atlantic University, 1985.

Subject(s): Women's StudiesEducation, Administration

Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/fcla/dt/11872

Owner Institution: FAU



Author: GARNETT, PATRICIA F. Florida Atlantic University

Source: http://fau.digital.flvc.org/islandora/object/fau%3A8795



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