ERIC Number: ED154294
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: 0
The Relationship of Home-Career Conflict, Fear of Success, and Sex-Role Orientation to Achievement and Career Motivation Given Different Levels of Perceived Environmental Support.
Farmer, Helen S.
The purpose of the study was to investigate the relationship between Home-Career (H-C) conflict, Fear of success (FOS), achievement (n Ach) and Career motivation (CM) for women of differing sex role orientations. In addition, measures of self-esteem, risk-taking, perceived community support and early socialization were obtained. A positive relationship was expected between FOS and level of career motivation for an androgynous sex role orientation and a negative relationship for H-C conflict and level of career motivation for sextyped women. Subjects were 53 continuing education and 109 college undergraduate females. Analyses included canonical, discriminant, and multiple regression analyses. Measures of community support, community discrimination, self-esteem in relation to home and family, and early socialization experiences were found to be the salient predictors of high or low career motivation. FOS and H-C were found to be descriptive of highly motivated women, regardless of sex role orientation. The cost of this conflict to the productivity of these women was viewed as an area needing further research. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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