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dc.contributor.authorBoyle, Gregory
dc.contributor.authorFuredy, John
dc.contributor.authorNeumann, David
dc.contributor.authorWestbury Ingham, Rae
dc.contributor.authorReiestad, Magnus
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T12:21:19Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T12:21:19Z
dc.date.issued2010
dc.date.modified2010-12-07T07:32:44Z
dc.identifier.issn08188068
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/35270
dc.description.abstractThe wording of university academic job advertisements can reflect a commitment to equity (affirmative action) as opposed to academic merit in hiring decisions. The method of judgemental content analysis was applied by having three judges rate 810 Australian tenure-stream advertisements on seven-point magnitude scales of equity and merit. The influence of time (Years: 1970-1973; 1984-1987; 2000-2003), institution (major research universities (the self-designated Group of Eight - Go8); colleges of advanced education and institutes of technology; regional and distance education), as well as academic discipline (physical sciences and technology; social sciences; humanities) on ratings were also examined. Inter-rater reliabilities were high (= 0.92), and the 'equivalence hypothesis' (that merit and equity are the same) was not supported. Merit and equity criteria increased over time and were influenced by institution type and academic discipline, although in different ways. While some effects could be viewed as being due to rational policy decisions, other significant effects suggested influences that are more difficult to explain. University administrators need to be sensitive to the balance between merit and equity when formulating hiring policies.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.description.publicationstatusYes
dc.format.extent189152 bytes
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherNational Tertiary Education Union
dc.publisher.placeAustralia
dc.publisher.urihttp://www.aur.org.au/
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationN
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom49
dc.relation.ispartofpageto55
dc.relation.ispartofissue2
dc.relation.ispartofjournalAustralian Universities' Review
dc.relation.ispartofvolume52
dc.rights.retentionY
dc.subject.fieldofresearchEducation systems
dc.subject.fieldofresearchHigher education
dc.subject.fieldofresearchSpecialist studies in education
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode3903
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode390303
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode3904
dc.titleBalance between merit and equity in academic hiring decisions: Judgemental content analysis applied to the phraseology of Australian tenure-stream advertisements in comparison with Canadian advertisements
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
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gro.date.issued2010
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gro.griffith.authorNeumann, David L.


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