ERIC Number: ED474150
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002-Jun
Discovering Success Strategies through Alumnae/i Research.
Delaney, Anne Marie
This paper presents a research model based on an alumnae/alumni study designed to predict career success from personal background characteristics, career experiences, career opportunities, and attitudes. Results from 336 business major undergraduate and graduate alumnae or alumni reveal that those most likely to achieve career success were male, were married, had children, worked for a small company, and were entrepreneurs. Findings also show that those who had opportunities in negotiating business deals, broad management experience, and responsibility for major organizational assignments, as well as those who were invested in their careers, had high achievement motivation and risk orientation, were most likely to succeed. The research model provides a framework for designing studies that survey alumni or alumnae and identifying predictors of success among graduates in other fields. (Contains 3 figures, 9 tables, and 14 references.) (Author/SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Forum for the Association for Institutional Research (42nd, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, June 2-5, 2002).