The effects of age, ethnic name and grade point average on screening decisions in teacher selection

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dc.contributor.advisor Place, Andrew W. en_US Luo, Dazun en_US 2011-06-03T19:28:23Z 2011-06-03T19:28:23Z 1995 en_US 1995
dc.identifier LD2489.Z64 1995 .L86 en_US
dc.description.abstract This study was formulated around the critical issues of teacher selection, potential discrimination, and candidate competence. This study investigated the effects of teacher candidate's age, ethnic name and undergraduate Grade Point Average (G.P.A.) on the school principals' evaluation of the candidate in the resume screening stage of selection.One hundred secondary school principals from a national random sample rated the hypothetical teacher candidates with different age conditions and resume conditions (ethnic name and G.P.A.). The principals' ratings for each candidate on the six selection criteria on the evaluation form were computed to yield a composite score for the candidate. Analysis of Variance (ANOVA) was used to examine the differences among composite scores for the candidates with different age and resume conditions. There was no statistically significant difference found in the principals' ratings for the candidates with different age conditions. This finding indicated that candidate's age did not have an effect on the principals’ evaluation. There was a statistically significant difference in the principals' ratings for the candidates with different resume condition. This finding indicated that candidate's resume condition had influence on the principals' evaluation.A post-hoc procedure, Tukey (HSD), was further used to detect the specifics of the resume condition effect. The data analyses indicated that candidate's G.P.A. had a direct effect on the principals' evaluation only for the Anglo-Saxon name candidates not for the Hispanic name candidates The data analyses also indicated that candidate's ethnic name had an indirect effect on the principals' evaluation, and the effect was in favor of the Hispanic name candidates with a high G.P.A. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Department of Educational Leadership
dc.format.extent x, 174 leaves ; 28 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Teachers -- Selection and appointment. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Discrimination in employment. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Teachers -- Rating of. en_US
dc.title The effects of age, ethnic name and grade point average on screening decisions in teacher selection en_US Thesis (D. Ed.) en_US
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