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dc.contributor.advisorEbmeier, Howard
dc.contributor.authorDiPonio, Joseph Michael
dc.date.accessioned2010-10-03T13:50:47Z
dc.date.available2010-10-03T13:50:47Z
dc.date.issued2010-07-09
dc.date.submitted2010
dc.identifier.otherhttp://dissertations.umi.com/ku:10712
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1808/6772
dc.description.abstractAbstract The primary object of this study was to determine whether racial and/or gender bias were evidenced in the use of the ICIS-Principal. Specifically, will the use of the ICIS-Principal result in biased scores at a statistically significant level when rating current practicing administrators of varying gender and race. The study involved simulated interviews of fifty-two participants who currently are practicing principals in a large, urban school district located in the southeastern region of the United States. Participants in the study were evenly split according to race, with twenty men and thirty-two women participating. Independent t-tests were conducted to investigate the differences between race and gender and ANOVA analysis was conducted comparing results according to organizational level (elementary, middle, and high school). Regression analysis was also conducted on the subscales of vision, instruction, management, collaboration, and integrity, examining the influence of race and gender on the subscale score. The study revealed evidence of the possibility of some racial bias in the instrument. The research indicated that there were significant differences according to race in the content area of ensuring effective management of the organization. In this case a significance of .02 was found. Research indicated that there were slight differences found in terms of gender and organizational level. Regression analyses indicated that the variables of race and gender overall had a slight influence over the content areas measured by the ICIS-Principal. Race did, however, appear to be more important in the results than gender.
dc.format.extent47 pages
dc.language.isoEN
dc.publisherUniversity of Kansas
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dc.subjectEducation
dc.subjectAdministration
dc.subjectBias
dc.subjectGender
dc.subjectInterviews
dc.subjectRace
dc.subjectSelection
dc.titleAn Examination of Potential Racial and Gender Bias in the Principal Version of the Interactive Computer Interview System
dc.typeDissertation
dc.contributor.cmtememberCrawford, George
dc.contributor.cmtememberPerkins, Perry
dc.contributor.cmtememberMarkham, Paul
dc.contributor.cmtememberNeal, Mike
dc.thesis.degreeDisciplineEducational Leadership and Policy Studies
dc.thesis.degreeLevelEd.D.
kusw.oastatusna
kusw.oapolicyThis item does not meet KU Open Access policy criteria.
kusw.bibid7078679
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