Correlates of gendered vocational development from middle childhood to young adulthood

Katie M. Lawson, Bora Lee, Ann C. Crouter, Susan M. McHale

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Abstract

Most research on the developmental correlates of gendered vocational aspirations and attainment utilizes cross-sectional designs and begins in adolescence or later. This study used longitudinal data collected from U.S. youth from age 11 to 26 to: (1) chart their gendered vocational development, that is, the gender typicality of vocational aspirations in middle childhood and adolescence and attainment in young adulthood; and (2) examine childhood gendered attributes as predictors of gendered vocational development. Results revealed that gendered vocational development differed for men and women: women's aspirations in childhood and adolescence were less gender-typical compared to their vocational fields attained in young adulthood, whereas men's remained gender-typical from childhood to young adulthood. Further, childhood attributes predicted aspirations and attainment and their developmental trajectory.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)209-221
Number of pages13
JournalJournal of Vocational Behavior
Volume107
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018 Aug 1

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Keywords

  • Career aspirations
  • Gender
  • Longitudinal
  • Occupational attainment
  • Person-environment fit
  • Vocational development

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  • Education
  • Applied Psychology
  • Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management
  • Life-span and Life-course Studies

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Correlates of gendered vocational development from middle childhood to young adulthood. / Lawson, Katie M.; Lee, Bora; Crouter, Ann C.; McHale, Susan M.

In: Journal of Vocational Behavior, Vol. 107, 01.08.2018, p. 209-221.

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Lawson, Katie M. ; Lee, Bora ; Crouter, Ann C. ; McHale, Susan M. / Correlates of gendered vocational development from middle childhood to young adulthood. In: Journal of Vocational Behavior. 2018 ; Vol. 107. pp. 209-221.
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