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ERIC Number: EJ802482
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1038-4162
Career Transitions: The Experiences of Unemployed Women Managers
Sheridan, Terry A.
Australian Journal of Career Development, v17 n2 p38-46 Win 2008
A sample of 45 women managers was surveyed in a qualitative study to explore their experiences of being unemployed. The sample was purposeful, and the data were collected on a website-based survey. The experience of unemployment for female managers was far different from what was previously presumed from research largely drawn from male managers. In this sample, 40% of the women managers were bullied, harassed or victimised out of their employment. Jobs that were taken at below the respondent's level of competence had the most negative emotional outcomes for respondents. Explanatory models of affect (positive and negative) were developed and the paper explores implications for career counsellors faced with competent, mature women managers searching for employment. (Contains 2 tables and 3 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Counselors; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A