Thesis Title

Gender Equity Within Faculty Salaries At Southwest Missouri State University

Date of Graduation

Spring 2003

Degree

Master of Science in Psychology

Department

Psychology

Committee Chair

Skip Phelps

Subject Categories

Psychology

Abstract

The purpose of this thesis was to assess the amount of unique variance that gender accounts for in predicting faculty salaries at Southwest Missouri State University. The predictor variables included were gender, rank, time in rank, department, years at SMSU, award of tenure, administrative appointment (department head, dean, associate dean), clinical appointment, appointment type (9 or 12 month), graduate faculty membership, and number of university/college awards. Archival data from 2001-02 (n=751) were used. When entered last in a hierarchical regression, gender was a significant predictor of unique variance. The model accounted for 87.3% of variance without gender, and with gender added, accounted for 87.4% of variance (both adjusted for shrinkage). Methodological issue, possible explanations for salary variance, and directions for future research were explored.

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© Melanie Fischer

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