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ERIC Number: ED371546
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Sep
Pages: 8
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Coping Strategies of Successful Canadian Women.
Leroux, Janice
Analysis of questionnaires completed by 27 successful Canadian women indicated that these women experienced satisfaction in carrying out research, publishing, and artistic and engineering production, while at the same time maintaining a healthy feeling of equality in a career path. Patterns of career growth indicated inconsistent vertical development in a number of cases, the importance of mentors in the work place, pressures to conform to stereotypical female roles, and particularly, if married, in carrying out household responsibilities. Respondents reported "being a female" was as important to them as work recognition and contributing to the welfare of others. Among conclusions were the following: mothers' expectations for their daughters were a significant factor in daughter success; over half felt that luck had played a major role in their success; and many successful women decided not to have children and those who did have children usually hired full time help. (Contains 23 references.) (Author/DB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada