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A comparison between Florida State University System's female administrators and female faculty in their personal attributes and self-efficacy beliefs.

  • Education
  • Administration.
  • Psychology
  • Industrial.
  • Education
  • Higher.
  • Education


The purpose of this study was to determine whether significant differences existed between female administrators and female faculty in public higher education in their perceptions of personal self-efficacy and their personal attributes. This was achieved by examining the relationship between the criterion variable, position held by females in higher education and the predictor variables, which included male and female characteristics, general self-efficacy beliefs, and social self-efficacy beliefs. A survey package including a demographics section, Personal Attributes Questionnaire (PAQ) and Self-Efficacy Scale for Adults (SES) was mailed to 200 female administrators and 200 female faculty employed by Florida's State University System. A stratified random selection was employed to obtain the 200 female faculty in order to ensure discipline diversity. The 200 female administrators were selected from the most current data available from the 10 universities' 1995-1996 graduate school catalogs and the 1995-1996 Directory of Women in Educational Leadership in Florida, published jointly from the Office of Postsecondary Education in Florida and Florida State University's Hardee Center for Women in Higher Education.

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