publication . Thesis . 2011

A study of women in atypical careers

Van den Berg, Jolene;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Jan 2011
  • Publisher: North-West University
  • Country: South Africa
MA, Industrial Psychology, North-West University, Vaal Triangle Campus, 2012 As a result of structural changes in the global economy, many organisations are faced with changing workforce demographics. The global workforce is changing not only in terms of age and race, but also in terms of gender (International Labour Office, 2009). This change is referred to as the feminization of labour, and it poses many challenges to organisations as women are entering careers that have previously been predominated by men such as medicine, pharmacy, accounting, engineering and mining (Blau & Kahn, 2000). The retention of women in atypical careers has become a growing concern,...
free text keywords: Gender enactment, Gender-based micro culture, Person-group fit, Gender-based macro culture, Person-organisation fit, Self-efficacy, Perceived stress, Career decisions
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