The administrative status of selected women physical educators in thirteen southern states.

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Green, Peggy
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Middle Tennessee State University
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the administrative status of selected women physical educators in 13 southern states. A population of 141 administrators consisted of 38 physical education chairpersons, 21 athletic directors, 7 associate athletic directors, 11 assistant athletic directors, 34 intramural directors, 7 associate intramural directors, and 23 assistant intramural directors. The survey method was used to collect the data using a two-part questionnaire. The computerized responses were reported in terms of a raw score and as a percentage of the total population surveyed. Based upon the findings the following conclusions were made: (1) Since 94.3% of all administrators were white, it was concluded that white women were more successful in attaining administrative positions than nonwhite women. (2) Since 66.4% of the women held master's degrees and 22.1% held doctoral degrees, it was concluded that a master's degree or higher was a prerequisite for administrative positions. (3) It was concluded that tenure is more attainable in top administrative positions than in lower administrative positions. (4) Women's chances of acquiring administrative positions were about the same via application (51.1%) as through promotion (48.9%). (5) Since 70.0% of the women acquired their positions following the issuance of Title IX, it was concluded that Title IX was an influential factor in women being considered for administrative positions in physical education. (6) The salary ranges of administrators were about the same with an average salary of {dollar}22,283.444 in public institutions, {dollar}17,499.465 in private institutions, and {dollar}19,891.454 in both public and private institutions. (7) The administrative status of women physical educators is high because over 50.0% of the administrators indicated having total responsibility and 36.0% were responsible sometimes for planning, organizing, staffing, directing, coordinating, reporting, and budgeting their pro