Faculty salary inequities in public higher education: an examination of faculty salaries through the national study of postsecondary faculty 1988, 1993, 1999, & 2004

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dc.contributor Erevelles, Nirmala
dc.contributor Hardy, David E.
dc.contributor Houser, Rick
dc.contributor Major, Claire Howell
dc.contributor.advisor Bray, Nathaniel J.
dc.contributor.author Swecker, Bart A.
dc.date.accessioned 2017-03-01T16:34:15Z
dc.date.available 2017-03-01T16:34:15Z
dc.date.issued 2012
dc.identifier.other u0015_0000001_0000999
dc.identifier.other Swecker_alatus_0004D_11196
dc.identifier.uri https://ir.ua.edu/handle/123456789/1486
dc.description Electronic Thesis or Dissertation
dc.description.abstract This study examines a historical review of literature and the reoccurring issue of female faculty being paid less than their male counterparts in assistant, associate, and full faculty ranks and across all academic disciplines. Historical legislation and legal acknowledgements were examined. Literature which focused on human capital and structural/institutional frameworks for faculty gender pay differences was also reviewed. The data in this study is from The National Study of Postsecondary Faculty (NSOPF), from public four-year institutions which were selected to participate in the survey for the four years the survey was administered (1988, 1993, 1999, and 2004). The relationship of the salary means between gender, the influence of academic field and rank with gender on salary, and an analysis of multiple sets of factors which were influenced by structural and human capital theories were studied. The results indicated gender was a predictor in salary and for the four years in this study, females made significantly less than males. When academic field and rank were included, gender was still a significant factor; however the difference between males and females varied with field categories and rank. The findings support previous research which has also found the gender variable effects salary; however this study found a larger gap between males and females over the four years in the study. Additional administrations of this study and examination of additional factors is needed to continue the conversation regarding a pay gap between males and females in the faculty.
dc.format.extent 213 p.
dc.format.medium electronic
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language English
dc.language.iso en_US
dc.publisher University of Alabama Libraries
dc.relation.ispartof The University of Alabama Electronic Theses and Dissertations
dc.relation.ispartof The University of Alabama Libraries Digital Collections
dc.relation.hasversion born digital
dc.rights All rights reserved by the author unless otherwise indicated.
dc.subject.other Higher education
dc.subject.other Higher education administration
dc.subject.other Gender studies
dc.title Faculty salary inequities in public higher education: an examination of faculty salaries through the national study of postsecondary faculty 1988, 1993, 1999, & 2004
dc.type thesis
dc.type text
etdms.degree.department University of Alabama. Dept. of Educational Leadership, Policy, and Technology Studies
etdms.degree.discipline Higher Education Administration
etdms.degree.grantor The University of Alabama
etdms.degree.level doctoral
etdms.degree.name Ph.D.


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