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dc.contributor.advisorMartiny, Sarah E.
dc.contributor.authorKvalø, Marie
dc.contributor.authorOlsen, Marte
dc.contributor.authorThorsteinsen, Kjærsti
dc.contributor.authorOlsson, Maria
dc.contributor.authorMartiny, Sarah E.
dc.date.accessioned2022-05-25T04:05:09Z
dc.date.available2022-05-25T04:05:09Z
dc.date.issued2022-02-10en
dc.description.abstractCareer development is a lifelong process that starts in infancy and is shaped by a number of different factors during childhood, adolescence, and adulthood. Even though career development is shaped through life, relatively little is known about the predictors of occupational aspirations in childhood. Therefore, in the present work we investigate how the stereotypicality of a mother’s occupation (female-dominated/communal vs. non-femaledominated/agentic) influences her young child’s communal occupational aspirations and communal orientation. We conducted two studies with young children. Study 1 included 72 mother–child dyads recruited from childcare centers in Northern Norway (children’s age range: 4½–6years). Study 2 included 106 mother–child dyads recruited from Norwegian elementary schools (children’s age range: 6 to 13years). Results from Study 1 showed that the stereotypicality of mothers’ occupation was related to their children’s communal occupational aspirations and children’s communal orientation. In contrast to our predictions and results from Study 1, the stereotypicality of mothers’ occupation was not significantly related to children’s communal occupational aspirations nor their communal orientation in Study 2. In both studies, we found no relationship between mothers’ gender attitudes or share of child care and children’s communal occupational aspirations. The results are discussed in terms of parents’ influence on children’s development of occupational aspirations.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10037/25273
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherUiT Norges arktiske universitetno
dc.publisherUiT The Arctic University of Norwayen
dc.rights.holderCopyright 2022 The Author(s)
dc.subject.courseIDPSY-3031
dc.subjectVDP::Social science: 200::Psychology: 260::Developmental psychology: 265en_US
dc.subjectVDP::Samfunnsvitenskap: 200::Psykologi: 260::Utviklingspsykologi: 265en_US
dc.titleDoes the Stereotypicality of Mothers’ Occupation Influence Children’s Communal Occupational Aspirations and Communal Orientation?en_US
dc.typeMastergradsoppgaveno
dc.typeMaster thesisen


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