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Job Satisfaction of Female and Male Superintendents: The Influence of Job Facets and Contextual Variables as Potential Predictors
AASA Journal of Scholarship and Practice
  • Ila Phillip Young, University of South Carolina - Columbia
  • Theodore J. Kowalski, University of Dayton
  • Robert S. McCord, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
  • George J. Petersen, California Lutheran University
Document Type
Article
Publication Date
1-1-2012
Abstract

A descriptive multiple regression approach was used to assess the job satisfaction of female and male public school superintendents taking part in a decennial survey conducted by AASA. Self-reported job satisfaction of public school superintendents was regressed on their affective reactions to specific job facets (supervision, co-workers, and compensation) and to contextual variables (type of school district, legislative mandates, and funding sources) purported to influence their job satisfaction. Results indicate that female and male superintendents were found to be similarly satisfied with their current job assignment but for different reasons as revealed by interaction terms addressed in the regression analyses.

Inclusive pages
14-27
ISBN/ISSN
1931-6569
Document Version
Published Version
Comments

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Permission documentation is on file.

Publisher
AASA: The School Superintendents Association
Peer Reviewed
Yes
Keywords
  • job satisfaction,
  • superintendents,
  • sex differences
Citation Information
Ila Phillip Young, Theodore J. Kowalski, Robert S. McCord and George J. Petersen. "Job Satisfaction of Female and Male Superintendents: The Influence of Job Facets and Contextual Variables as Potential Predictors" AASA Journal of Scholarship and Practice Vol. 8 Iss. 4 (2012)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/theodore_kowalski/18/