An Analysis of the Ethnic and Gender Gaps in the Federal Career Senior Executive Service: The Underrepresentation of Minorities and Women (1995-2006)

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Year:2013
Pages:180
ISBN:0-7734-4338-X
978-0-7734-4338-9
Price:179.95
This book offers a revealing synopsis of the attempts of the SES to diversify its membership at a time when the possibility of historic gains in racial and gender equality are very much possible. It investigates the gender and racial bias and the progress that America is making to eliminate a very sordid history of recruitment practices and the selection of SES members.

This work is a significant contribution that will strengthen the body of knowledge in which recruitment selection, and placement of minorities and women in upper management positions fill a critical void in the 21st Century America at the Federal level, and government and the private sector in general.

Reviews

“This research is a significant and welcomed contribution to the field of Public Administration and to government/public sector upper management diversity issues in this country.”
-Prof. Otha Burton, Jr.,
Jackson State University


“This book is not another glass ceiling unveiling but rather a deliberate disclosure of how difficult it is for certain ethnic groups and gender groups to reach their full potential in our society that continues to cater to an elitist system of decision making.”
-Prof. Carolyn Bingham Howard,
Jackson State University


“Despite the gains that women and minorities have made in public, nonprofit and private sector executive management, racial and gender barriers still exist that keep them disadvantaged as compared to white men…this is the first research to investigate the phenomena.”
-Prof. Johnny B. Gilleylen, Sr.,
Jackson State University


Table of Contents

LIST OF TABLES
LIST OF FIGURES
ACRONYMS
ASBSTRACT
FOREWORD BY OTHA BURTON, JR., Ph.D.
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
Chapter
I. INTRODUCTION
Statement of the Problem
Purpose of the Study
Theoretical Paradigm
Significance of the Study
Research Questions
Limitations of this Study
Delimitations of this Study
Definition of Relevant Terms Used in this Study
Organization of this Study
II. LITERATURE REVIEW
Representation
Diversity
Glass Ceiling
Representation and Diversity in Leadership
Pipeline to the Federal Career Senior Executive Service
Summary of the Literature Review
III. RESEARCH METHODOLOGY
Problem Statement
Theoretical Paradigm
Research Questions
Research Hypotheses
Null Hypotheses
Purpose Statement
Significance of the Study
Definition and Discussion of Variables
Validity of Concepts
Study Scope
Population
Data Sources
Data Analysis
Trend Analysis
Correlation Analysis
t-Test (Means testing)
Limitations
Delimitations
IV. ANALYSIS OF DATA AND FINDINGS
Analysis of Data
Findings
V. CONCLUSIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
APPENDIX
BIBLIOGRAPHY
INDEX