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Gender characteristics and barriers to community college leadership [electronic book] / by Joanna McClellan.
Title:
Gender characteristics and barriers to community college leadership [electronic book] / by Joanna McClellan.
Publication:
Mississippi State : Mississippi State University, 2013.
Publication Date:
2013
General Note:
Title from PDF title screen (viewed September 6, 2016).
Bibliography Note:
Includes bibliographical references.
Dissertation:
Thesis (Ph.D.) Mississippi State University. Department of Leadership and Foundations 2013.
Abstract:
Prior research has determined that there are still gender barriers that women must overcome to reach administrative positions in many employment settings. Gender barriers to leadership positions have been and continue to be a sensitive matter that must be addressed by community college administrators. This exploratory quantitative research study examined rural community college administrators perceptions about gender barriers and explored administrators perceptions about management styles based on gender. The study population included 596 community college administrators in the United States. Of those, 128 community college administrators chose to participate in this study and completed a 42-item researcher designed survey instrument that was administered electronically. The instrument included 7 perception items about the participants current administrative supervisors characteristics, 7 perception items about the most important characteristics of effective administrators, 15 perception items about gender characteristics related to barriers to becoming a community college administrator, and 13 demographic characteristic questions. Findings from the study indicate that males and females have similar perceptions about the administrative leadership characteristics of their supervisors and similar perceptions about gender barriers to administrative leadership positions in community colleges. However, data collected showed a statistically significant difference between male and female perceptions about the importance of the following administrative leadership characteristics needed to be an effective leader: straight-forward, inspiring, forward-looking, intelligent, and fair-minded.
Content Type:
text
Carrier Type:
online resource
Local Note:
Thesis advisor: Julia Y. Porter.
Language:
English
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