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A Qualitative Study of Changes in Career Orientation: Exploring the Contributions of Life Meaning and Role Modeling/Mentoring to Women's Life/Career Paths

dc.contributor.advisorO'Brien, Karen M.en_US
dc.contributor.authorHensler-McGinnis, Nancy Felicityen_US
dc.date.accessioned2005-02-02T06:43:25Z
dc.date.available2005-02-02T06:43:25Z
dc.date.issued2004-11-30en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1903/2090
dc.description.abstractThe third phase of a longitudinal study, this qualitative project investigated changes in career orientation in a sample of 12 women in the decade following their high school graduation. A modification of grounded theory methodology (Strauss & Corbin, 1998) was used to explore the contributions of life meaning and role modeling/mentoring to women's life/career paths. Major sources of meaning included family, career, education/intellectual growth, autonomy, and friendships. Family was prioritized, however, participants chose both family and career to the extent permitted by flexible work structures and childcare options. Significant individuals, including role models and mentors, influenced women's educational and career choices and achievement as well as values and decisions regarding parenting and the career-family interface. Role models and mentors were parents, siblings, extended family members, educators, and work colleagues.en_US
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dc.titleA Qualitative Study of Changes in Career Orientation: Exploring the Contributions of Life Meaning and Role Modeling/Mentoring to Women's Life/Career Pathsen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.publisherDigital Repository at the University of Marylanden_US
dc.contributor.publisherUniversity of Maryland (College Park, Md.)en_US
dc.contributor.departmentPsychologyen_US
dc.subject.pqcontrolledPsychology, Clinicalen_US
dc.subject.pqcontrolledEducation, Guidance and Counselingen_US
dc.subject.pqcontrolledWomen's Studiesen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledwomenen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledcareer decisionsen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledrole modelen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledmentoren_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledlife meaningen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledwork and familyen_US


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