Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Gender Identity in Career Decisions: Masculinity and Femininity in STEM and non-STEM fields
by Turen, Ege, M.A., Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville, 2015, 75; 10009328
Abstract (Summary)

The purpose of the present study is investigating whether gender identity (masculinity and femininity) has an effect on women’s career choices (STEM or non-STEM), and their person-environment fit, job satisfaction, and turnover intentions with their choices. One-hundred eight-two female employees recruited via Amazon’s Mechanical Turk and a snowball/network sampling strategy completed an online survey. The results supported that masculine females were more represented in STEM jobs. However, feminine females were not more represented in non-STEM jobs. Furthermore, results revealed that higher person environment fit resulted with higher job satisfaction and lower turnover intentions for female employees. However, there were no significant relationship between gender identity, and person-environment fit, job satisfaction, and turnover intentions. These results suggest that gender identity may affect female employees’ career decisions, and their person-environment fit is important for their job satisfaction and turnover intentions..

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Daus, Catherine
Commitee: Bartels, Lynn, Nadler, Joel T.
School: Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville
Department: Psychology
School Location: United States -- Illinois
Source: MAI 55/03M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Womens studies, Management, Organizational behavior, Gender studies
Keywords: Career choices, Gender identity, Job satisfaction, Person-environment fit, Stem/non-stem, Turnover intentions
Publication Number: 10009328
ISBN: 978-1-339-45999-8
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