Gendered transitions, career identities and possible selves: the case of engineering graduates

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Standard

Gendered transitions, career identities and possible selves : the case of engineering graduates. / Papafilippou, Vanda; Bentley, Laura.

In: Journal of Education and Work, Vol. 30, No. 8, 17.11.2017, p. 827-839.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Harvard

APA

Vancouver

Author

Bibtex

@article{a118f58b9da44212b8b3146a7e045e66,
title = "Gendered transitions, career identities and possible selves: the case of engineering graduates",
abstract = "This article, drawing upon the Paired Peers project, a longitudinal qualitative study (n = 90), examines how seven UK engineering graduates, four women and three men, construct their career identities during the transitionary period from university to work. It explores how gender and the occupational cultures that reside within the sector, and the wider sociocultural context, affect women{\textquoteright}s careers identities, choices and trajectories. The longitudinal design, characteristics of the cohort and the theoretical framework of possible selves contribute to the originality of this empirical research. In this paper, we show how female graduates gradually adapted their occupational aspirations and career identities to fit with socio-cultural expectations and how they struggled to construct viable {\textquoteleft}engineering{\textquoteright} selves in the vital career identity development phase of their first years of employment when most female STEM graduates change careers.",
keywords = "career identity, possible selves, Male-dominated professions",
author = "Vanda Papafilippou and Laura Bentley",
year = "2017",
month = nov,
day = "17",
doi = "10.1080/13639080.2017.1375088",
language = "English",
volume = "30",
pages = "827--839",
journal = "Journal of Education and Work",
issn = "1363-9080",
publisher = "Taylor & Francis",
number = "8",

}

RIS

TY - JOUR

T1 - Gendered transitions, career identities and possible selves

T2 - the case of engineering graduates

AU - Papafilippou, Vanda

AU - Bentley, Laura

PY - 2017/11/17

Y1 - 2017/11/17

N2 - This article, drawing upon the Paired Peers project, a longitudinal qualitative study (n = 90), examines how seven UK engineering graduates, four women and three men, construct their career identities during the transitionary period from university to work. It explores how gender and the occupational cultures that reside within the sector, and the wider sociocultural context, affect women’s careers identities, choices and trajectories. The longitudinal design, characteristics of the cohort and the theoretical framework of possible selves contribute to the originality of this empirical research. In this paper, we show how female graduates gradually adapted their occupational aspirations and career identities to fit with socio-cultural expectations and how they struggled to construct viable ‘engineering’ selves in the vital career identity development phase of their first years of employment when most female STEM graduates change careers.

AB - This article, drawing upon the Paired Peers project, a longitudinal qualitative study (n = 90), examines how seven UK engineering graduates, four women and three men, construct their career identities during the transitionary period from university to work. It explores how gender and the occupational cultures that reside within the sector, and the wider sociocultural context, affect women’s careers identities, choices and trajectories. The longitudinal design, characteristics of the cohort and the theoretical framework of possible selves contribute to the originality of this empirical research. In this paper, we show how female graduates gradually adapted their occupational aspirations and career identities to fit with socio-cultural expectations and how they struggled to construct viable ‘engineering’ selves in the vital career identity development phase of their first years of employment when most female STEM graduates change careers.

KW - career identity

KW - possible selves

KW - Male-dominated professions

U2 - 10.1080/13639080.2017.1375088

DO - 10.1080/13639080.2017.1375088

M3 - Article

VL - 30

SP - 827

EP - 839

JO - Journal of Education and Work

JF - Journal of Education and Work

SN - 1363-9080

IS - 8

ER -