Title

Gender role socialization, religiosity, and self-efficacy in career choice: Does religion encourage a gender-based career choice?

Date of Award

2005

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

M.A.

Department

Psychology

Keywords

Psychology, Social.

Rights

CC BY-NC-ND 4.0

Abstract

Despite the fact that females are obtaining advanced degrees at higher rates than previous generations (National Center for Education Statistics, 2002), males and females are still being socialized to view certain academic areas and occupations as male or female domains (Coltrane & Adams, 1997; Keller, 2001; She, 1998). Regardless of school performance, male and females often veer into gender-appropriate fields, leading them to choose gender-appropriate occupations (Frome & Eccles, 1998; Farenga & Joyce, 1999; Kenkel & Gage, 1983). There are consequences of this phenomenon for both the individuals making the choices and society at large. Several studies have looked at how gender role socialization influences self-efficacy in academic and career choices (e.g., Hackett, 1985); however, few studies have examined religiosity as a possible factor in the designation of sex roles. This current study examines the relationships among gender role socialization, religiosity, and self-efficacy in terms of the career choice of males and females. Using an undergraduate sample, this study addresses the question of whether religiosity predicts career self-efficacy over and above gender role socialization.Dept. of Psychology. Paper copy at Leddy Library: Theses & Major Papers - Basement, West Bldg. / Call Number: Thesis2005 .V96. Source: Masters Abstracts International, Volume: 44-03, page: 1539. Thesis (M.A.)--University of Windsor (Canada), 2005.