Abstract Williams African American Men in Leadership

African American Men in Leadership: Self-Perceptions of White Collar African American Men and Their Opportunity for Hiring, Retention, Mentoring and Promotion

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TITLE African American Men in Leadership: Self-Perceptions of White Collar African American Men and Their Opportunity for Hiring, Retention, Mentoring and Promotion
 
RESEARCHER Darryl Anthony Williams
College of Education
Faculty of Argosy University, Chicago Campus
Unpublished doctoral dissertation: April 2015

OBJECTIVE
The purpose of this research was to determine if self-perceptions of white collar African Americans men impact their opportunity for hiring, retention, mentoring and promotion.

METHODOLOGY
The target population was white collar employees businesses within the United States. The subjects held administrative or managerial responsibility (senior director to C-level). Responding to an online survey, participants provided some demographic information and completed the Leadership Practices Inventory. With a response rate of 50 percent, the sample size of the survey was 77 participants. Most of the respondents were male (68%) and African American (54%).

KEY FINDINGS
The null hypothesis was accepted as self-perception had no significant effect on African American men’s career advancement (opportunity for hiring, retention, mentoring, and promotion).

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