nvestigates whether career expectations of women in construction change once they begin working in the industry, in comparison to men. Focus group interviews and a literature review formed the basis for developing a survey questionnaire. The results revealed that professional women had higher expectations and were more committed to remaining in the construction industry than female students. Female students had significantly higher financial expectations than male students, while male students had significantly higher expectations in relation to the number of people they expect to supervise. Professional men were responsible for supervising significantly more people than professional women. The findings also suggest that there are fewer women in the construction industry over the age of 36 years, in comparison to men. It is recommended that this area of research should be developed further.
Bennett, J.F., Davidson, M.J. and Galeand, A.W. (1999), "Women in construction: a comparative investigation into the expectations and experiences of female and male construction undergraduates and employees", Women in Management Review, Vol. 14 No. 7, pp. 273-292. https://doi.org/10.1108/09649429910291122Download as .RIS
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