Degree Type

Dissertation

Date of Award

1990

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy

Department

Education

First Advisor

William D. Wolansky

Abstract

This study was designed to investigate the discrimination variables which distinguish female department chairs, heads, directors and deans in colleges and universities within higher educational institutions in India and the United States of America;A survey instrument was used to collect the data to investigate ten areas of discrimination, namely, (1) salary and fringe benefits, (2) cultural and social issues, (3) male attitudes, (4) status, (5) potential barriers to advancement, (6) promotion possibilities, (7) gender discrimination, (8) structure of the institution, (9) competence, (10) and accomplishments, identified from the review of the literature;Two hundred and six (206) subjects from India and one hundred and twenty (120) subjects from U.S.A. were employed to compare (1) discrimination perceived by female administrators collectively (American and Indian), (2) discrimination perceived by American female administrators, (3) discrimination perceived by Indian female administrators, (4) discrimination perceived by female administrators (department executive officers vs deans) in U.S.A., (5) discrimination perceived by female administrators (department executive officers vs deans) in India, (6) and discrimination perceived by females in the position of department executive officers for India vs U.S.A., and (7) discrimination perceived by females in the position of deans for India vs U.S.A;Results of the study indicated that female administrators collectively (India and U.S.A.) perceived discrimination regarding (1) status, (2) potential barriers to advancement, and (3) structure of the institution;Female administrators in U.S.A. perceived discrimination regarding (1) status, (2) potential barriers to advancement, (3) promotion possibilities, and (4) structure of the institution;Female administrators in India perceived discrimination regarding (1) status, (2) potential barriers to advancement, and (3) structure of the institution;Female deans vs department executive officers working in U.S.A., perceived discrimination regarding (1) promotion possibilities, and (2) gender discrimination;Female deans vs department executive officers working in India perceived discrimination regarding (1) male attitude, (2) competence, and (3) accomplishment;Female department executive officers for India vs U.S.A., perceived discrimination regarding (1) salary and fringe benefits, (2) status, (3) promotion possibilities, (4) gender discrimination (5) structure of the institution, (6) competence, and (7) accomplishments;Female deans for India vs U.S.A. perceived discrimination regarding (1) salary and fringe benefits, (2) male attitudes, and (3) accomplishments.

DOI

https://doi.org/10.31274/rtd-180813-11850

Publisher

Digital Repository @ Iowa State University, http://lib.dr.iastate.edu/

Copyright Owner

Rajni Bhatnagar

Language

en

Proquest ID

AAI9100479

File Format

application/pdf

File Size

208 pages

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