This study examined commitment to career, as opposed to family or home life, for a sample of 154 working MBA students. In contrast to previous results for middle managers, men were more committed to their careers than women. However, the effect of sex was largely explained by individuals' sex-role identity. Family status had no effect on commitment.
Commitment to Career versus Family/Home Life: Effects of Sex, Sex-Role Identity, and Family StatusManagement
Citation InformationPowell, G. N., & Posner, B. Z. (1989). Commitment to Career versus Family/Home Life: Effects of Sex, Sex-Role Identity, and Family Status. Psychological Reports, 64(3), 695–698. http://doi.org/10.2466/pr0.19188.8.131.525