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Career Priority Patterns: Managerial and Professional Women in Bulgaria

Ronald J. Burke (Professor of Organizational Behaviour, Faculty of Administrative Studies, York University, Ontario, Canada.)
Irina Todorova (Psychologist with the Bulgarian Academy of Science.)
Tatyana Kotzeva (Sociologist with the Bulgarian Academy of Science.)
Carol A. McKeen (Associate Professor of Accounting, School of Business, Queens University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada.)

International Journal of Career Management

ISSN: 0955-6214

Article publication date: 1 August 1994


This research examined correlates of three career priority patterns – career‐primary, modified career‐family, and career‐family – among 218 managerial and professional women in Bulgaria. Data were collected using questionnaires completed anonymously. It attempted to replicate similar research conducted in Canada. Although career‐family women worked fewer hours per week, and were less involved with their jobs than were career‐primary women, many of the differences observed in the Canadian sample were absent in the Bulgarian sample. Offers possible explanations for the differences in the two studies.



Burke, R.J., Todorova, I., Kotzeva, T. and McKeen, C.A. (1994), "Career Priority Patterns: Managerial and Professional Women in Bulgaria", International Journal of Career Management, Vol. 6 No. 3, pp. 27-32.




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