Gender identity and career aspiration to top management of Malaysian graduate students

  • Karami R
  • Ismail M
  • Sail R
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Abstract

This article examines the relationship between gender identity and career aspirations of a group of Iranian international postgraduate students studying at a Malaysian public university. This study uses the Farmer's Achievement Motivation Theory and Astin's Sociopsychological Model of Career Choice as theoretical framework. The data were collected via a questionnaire and analysed using descriptive statistics and logistic regression. The results showed that masculinity had a significant positive effect on respondents' aspirations to top management.

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  • Career aspiration
  • Gender identity
  • Graduate students
  • Malaysian university
  • Top management

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Authors

  • Roya Karami

  • Maimunah Ismail

  • Rahim Md Sail

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