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ERIC Number: EJ811106
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Oct
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0001-8791
Family and Career Path Characteristics as Predictors of Women's Objective and Subjective Career Success: Integrating Traditional and Protean Career Explanations
Valcour, Monique; Ladge, Jamie J.
Journal of Vocational Behavior, v73 n2 p300-309 Oct 2008
This study examined the effects of family and career path characteristics on objective and subjective career success among 916 employed mothers. Among family variables, age at first childbirth was positively related and career priority favoring the husband was negatively related to both income and subjective career success; number of children was negatively related and years elapsed since first childbirth was positively related to income only. Among career path variables, career gaps, interorganizational mobility and proportion of one's career spent in part-time work were negatively related to income; career gaps were negatively related to subjective career success. Income was positively related to subjective career success. Results suggest that integration of traditional and protean career perspectives helps to explain women's career success. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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