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ERIC Number: EJ1183558
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Aug
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0894-8453
Does God Want Me to Be a Teacher? Motives behind Occupational Choice of Israeli Ultraorthodox Women
Goldfarb, Yael
Journal of Career Development, v45 n4 p303-314 Aug 2018
Motives behind occupational choice of graduates in two tertiary training programs for Israeli ultraorthodox (Haredi) women, practical engineering (PE) and teaching (T), are explored. Five hundred and twelve participants (278 PEs and 234 Ts) answered a questionnaire referring to 13 potential work motives. The main findings are as follows: (a) factor analysis reveals that the 13 components cluster into the four composite factors of "intrinsic motive," "calling motive," "extrinsic motives relating to job conditions," and "extrinsic motives relating to effect of choice on society"; (b) t tests show that PEs express higher intrinsic motives than Ts and Ts express a higher sense of "calling" than PEs; and (c) t tests further show that for the whole sample, intrinsic motives are ranked higher than extrinsic motives (relating to both job conditions and society). Discussion suggests counseling and public policy that can lead to more successful integration of Haredi women into the world of labor.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Israel
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