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Cultural Literacy and Business Career Planning: The Case of Women and Minorities

Mohammad Ahmadi (Professor of Management, at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA.)
Marilyn M. Helms (Associate Professor of Management, at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA.)

International Journal of Career Management

ISSN: 0955-6214

Article publication date: 1 May 1994

Abstract

Addresses the issue of cultural literacy and compares the cultural learning of women and men, and of minorities and non‐minorities. Discusses the possible effect of cultural literacy on career planning and training. A cultural literacy test was developed and administered to a group of undergaduate business students at a metropolitan university. It was found that male respondents generally performed better on tests of cultural literacy than did their female counterparts, and minorities scored lower than non‐minority groups. Concludes that these general knowledge differences may have significant effect on employment and career planning. Suggests procedures for corporations to use correct possible biased hiring practices.

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Ahmadi, M. and Helms, M.M. (1994), "Cultural Literacy and Business Career Planning: The Case of Women and Minorities", International Journal of Career Management, Vol. 6 No. 2, pp. 19-24. https://doi.org/10.1108/09556219410055530

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