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ERIC Number: EJ802057
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 35
ISSN: ISSN-1362-0436
Gender Differences in Career Perceptions in the People's Republic of China
Granrose, Cherlyn Skromme
Career Development International, v12 n1 p9-27 2007
Purpose: This paper seeks to review gender differences in career goals and career tactics of men and women in the People's Republic of China (PRC). Design/methodology/approach: Survey results were used to identify empirical differences in career beliefs of 233 managers employed in 16 organizations in the PRC. Findings: Women and men were equally likely to value achievement, contributing to the family, and collectivism as career goals and to use loyalty to superiors, and networking as career tactics. Women were more likely than men to try to learn more and to want to get more education as career tactics. Research limitations/implications: The non-random sample that does not include every province in the PRC and the low scale internal consistency limit these findings. Practical implications: Gender discrimination based on beliefs that women will be less loyal or ambitious are not justified by these results. Originality/value: These results challenge stereotypes about Chinese women and provide information rarely examined. (Contains 5 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: China