The determinants of the probability of women teachers expressing an interest in educational administration

Whalen-Way, Audrey (1978) The determinants of the probability of women teachers expressing an interest in educational administration. Masters thesis, Memorial University of Newfoundland.

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Abstract

The problem which this study dealt with was the noticeable lack of women in decision-making positions in our school systems. The purpose of the study was to gain a better understanding of why women teachers in Newfoundland occupy administrative positions in disproportionately fewer numbers than their male counterparts. -- The determinants of women teachers' career aspirations were considered under four categories; (a) Socializing Differences; (b) Family Responsibilities; (c) Educational Qualifications; and (d) Value Orientation. -- The data used in this study was collected by J. Bulcock et al. in 1972 as a survey of women teachers in Newfoundland and Labrador. The data was collected from a ten per cent random probability sample of women teachers employed in the province at that time. The statistical analyses consisted of Pearsen Product moment correlations and regression analyses. -- The study found that the positive determinants of a woman teacher's desire for an administrative position were: mother's education, years of training, career commitment and professional involvement. The negative determinants were: marital status, number of children, and age.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
URI: http://research.library.mun.ca/id/eprint/7852
Item ID: 7852
Additional Information: Bibliography: leaves 97-100. -- QEII has photocopy.
Department(s): Education, Faculty of
Date: 1978
Date Type: Submission
Geographic Location: Canada--Newfoundland and Labrador
Library of Congress Subject Heading: Women in education--Newfoundland and Labrador; Women supervisors--Newfoundland and Labrador; Women teachers--Newfoundland and Labrador; School management and organization--Newfoundland and Labrador

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