ERIC Number: ED200862
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Women's Reasons for Job Changes.
Although women are entering the work force in record numbers, little is known about their work lives. An understanding of educated women's attributions as to the reasons for changes in their work history and the effect of these attributions on work experience is needed. A secondary analysis was conducted for a longitudinal data set consisting of womens' responses (N=169) to a 1963 survey and to a 1975 follow-up survey. The coding system categorized the responses according to external circumstances, physical or psychological state, other people, intent/purpose/goal, job characteristic, preference/belief/attitude, and job definition. Results indicated that the reasons given by educated women for job changes were systematically related to their labor force participation, but not to income. Women who worked less used more excuses and offered fewer justifications for their job changes. (Author/NRB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association (88th, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, September 1-5, 1980).