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ERIC Number: ED132665
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Sep
Pages: 15
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Factors Influencing the Career Commitment of Women.
Jerdee, Thomas H.; Rosen, Benson
This survey of 104 employed women disclosed that while half of the respondents indicated higher-level career aspirations, only 12 percent could trace their current higher-level career interest back to high school days or earlier. The respondents listed personal achievement as a major reason for pursuing a higher-level career. Higher income was another important factor determining aspiration. Family and life-style considerations were viewed as the major obstacles to career advancement. The authors present two models of career development--the idealized model and the sexist model--and suggest that the career development of the women in their sample generally fits the sexist model. (Author/DS)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Psychological Association (84th, Washington, D.C., September 3-7, 1976)