Open Access Dissertation
Date of Award
Educational Leadership and Policy
Michael F. Addonizio
WOMEN AND THE HIGH SCHOOL PRINCIPALSHIP:
METROPOLITAN DETROIT PRINCIPALS' AND SUPERINTENDENTS' PERCEPTIONS REGARDING BARRIERS AND FACILITATORS
FOR JOB ATTAINMENT
HEIDI SCHNABEL KATTULA
Advisor: Dr. Michael Addonizio
Major: Educational Leadership and Policy Studies
Degree: Doctor of Education
Through multivariate analysis, this study determined if there was a significant difference between the perceptions of men and women high school principals and superintendents in Metropolitan Detroit regarding barriers and facilitators for women who aspire to gain a position as a public high school principal in Michigan. Gender and other variables that may influence perceptions of high schools principals within Michigan's Oakland, Macomb and Wayne County public high schools were examined by administering an electronic survey to each group. Participants' responses were analyzed through multiple and multivariate regression. Follow-up hypothesis testing for each predictor was conducted to determine if each of the predictors had an effect in all regression equations simultaneously. The dummy variable representing the "female" group was the only statistically significant predictor of the Barriers and Facilitators simultaneously for the principals and superintendents.
Schnabel Kattula, Heidi, "Women and the high school principalship: metropolitan detroit principals' and superintendents' perceptions regarding barriers and facilitators for job attainment" (2011). Wayne State University Dissertations. Paper 395.