Career decisions and experiences of social work faculty: A gender comparison

Lynn Holley, Diane S. Young

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This study uses quantitative and qualitative findings from a mail and online questionnaire to examine the experiences and perspectives of 76 doctoral-degreed social work faculty about the factors that affected their career decisions. The authors discuss similarities and differences between women and men in job-related decision making. Respondent perceptions of gender-related barriers and organizational supports when working toward career goals are presented and implications for social work education programs are explored.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)297-313
Number of pages17
JournalJournal of Social Work Education
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jan 1 2005

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)


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