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Australian Women and Careers

Australian Women and Careers
Psychological and Contextual Influences over the Life Course

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  • Date Published: January 1998
  • availability: Unavailable - out of print October 2003
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521567572

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  • Based on a longitudinal study of 3,500 Australians, this book traces the changes and developments in women's careers over the past two decades. The authors relate this rich data to Australia's changing political and social profile during this period, and highlight both women's successes and the conflict deriving from their new roles. They provide a useful summary and critique of existing theories, pointing to crucial gender differences in the development of careers, and propose a new model of career development that encompasses both women and men.

    • Develops a new model for examining women's careers, which takes into account the constraints and contexts in which they make careers choices
    • Based on longitudinal study involving a sample of 3,500 women and men traced over two decades
    • Includes summaries and critiques of existing literature in the area
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    "What is unique about this book is the authors' attempt to understand not only work, but also the idea of `career' and how it develops and changes across the life span." Psychology of Women Quarterly

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    Product details

    • Date Published: January 1998
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521567572
    • length: 312 pages
    • dimensions: 228 x 153 x 20 mm
    • weight: 0.5kg
    • contains: 25 b/w illus. 3 maps 31 tables
    • availability: Unavailable - out of print October 2003
  • Table of Contents

    1. Changing perspectives on work and careers
    2. Towards a theory of careers for men and women
    3. The career development project: careers in a transitional context
    4. Precursors to career orientation and success
    5. Career plans, motivations and achievement
    6. Attaining professional careers
    7. Women and success: subjective and objective perceptions
    8. Orientations in women's lives: ambivalence and conflict
    9. Determining career orientations in women
    10. Career dilemmas: conflict in the home-work nexus
    11. Lifestyle satisfaction
    12. Contextualist frameworks of careers, the career development project and changing scenarios.

  • Authors

    Millicent P. Poole, Edith Cowan University, Western Australia

    Janice Langan-Fox, University of Melbourne

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