Men in traditional and nontraditional careers: Gender role attitudes, gender role conflict, and job satisfaction.

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L. DiAnne Borders, Burlington Industries Excellence Professor (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Abstract: Men established in traditional (mechanical engineering, n = 100) and nontraditional (elementary school counseling, n = 100) careers were compared on their career compromise choices (sex type vs. prestige), adherence to masculinity ideology, gender role conflict, and job satisfaction. The engineers tended to choose sex type over prestige; the school counselors indicated a clear preference for prestige. The engineers reported more traditional gender role attitudes. The gender role variables had little predictive value for the career compromise choices. The Gender Role Conflict Scale (J. M. O'Neil, B. J. Helms, R. K. Gable, L. David, & L. S. Wrightsman, 1986) Conflict Between Work and Family Relations subscale predicted job satisfaction for both groups.

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Language: English
Date: 2006
gender roles, gender role conflict, job satisfaction, traditional careers, nontraditional careers, male psychology, career development

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