Date of Award

5-1992

Degree Type

Dissertation

University or Center

Clark Atlanta University(CAU)

School

School of Education

Degree Name

Ph.D.

Department

Educational Leadership

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to determine the differences among selected factors that have influenced the appointment of female and selected male superintendents in Georgia.

Participants were all sixteen superintendents (100 percent of the female population) and sixteen selected male superintendents. Techniques for matching the population included controlling for the following: number of students served by the district, number of schools in the district, being appointed or elected to the superintendency, school board selection process, number of school board members, and geographical location. A thirty-three item survey, developed by the researcher, was used to collect the data for the study. The statistical procedure used was the t test, and the level of significance was preestablished at .05

The major findings of the study were: (1) a significant difference was found to exist between male and female superintendents regarding the number of birth or adopted children which they have, (2) a significant difference was found to exist between male and female superintendents regarding the age at which their first administrative position was received, (3) a significant difference was found to exist between male and female superintendents regarding the number of years served in their present position, (4) a significant difference was found to exist between male and female superintendents regarding the age at which they received the rank of superintendent, (5) a significant difference was found to exist between male and female superintendents regarding the number of years which they served as principals, (6) a significant difference was found to exist between male and female superintendents regarding the level of their central office experience, and (7) a significant difference was found to exist between male and female superintendents regarding the number of years served as central office administrator prior to their superintendency

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