Gender differences in career decidedness, expectations for success, and relative importance of career-related outcomes were examined in undergraduate college students. No gender difference was observed on certainty of career decision, degree of indecision, or on expectations for success. No gender difference was observed on several outcomes, including opportunities for promotions, leadership, social status, or high income. However, women did place greater importance than men on flexible work schedules, opportunities to manage family life, and opportunities for service. Such outcomes are perceived to minimize the potential for work-family conflict.
Conference Proceedings: Undergraduate Social Science Research Conference
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University of Northern Iowa
Cedar Falls, IA
Woelfel, Cheryl and Feldt, Ronald
"Gender Differences and Career Decidedness in College Students,"
Conference Proceedings: Undergraduate Social Science Research Conference: Vol. 6:
1, Article 36.
Available at: https://scholarworks.uni.edu/csbsproceedings/vol6/iss1/36