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ERIC Number: EJ768853
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Mar
Pages: 12
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 41
ISSN: ISSN-0889-4019
Choices and Challenges: A Qualitative Exploration of Professional Women's Career Patterns
Whitmarsh, Lona; Brown, Donalee; Cooper, Jane; Hawkins-Rodgers, Yolanda; Wentworth, Diane Keyser
Career Development Quarterly, v55 n3 p225-236 Mar 2007
With the rapid changes occurring in the role of work in women's lives, this research project was designed to examine the career planning, career decision making, and work history of women in both female-dominated and gender-neutral careers (U.S. Department of Labor, n.d.-a). A qualitative analysis of structured interviews identified 6 emerging themes: variations of career/family patterns, career encouragers, career obstacles, personal compromises, career changes, and career decision-making patterns. Insights for strengthening the exploration process and strategies for supporting career management are presented based on the emerging themes. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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