The role of work preferences in the disparity between females in public relations and females leading public relations

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The role of work preferences in the disparity between females in public relations and females leading public relations

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Title: The role of work preferences in the disparity between females in public relations and females leading public relations
Author: Dotson, Tawny M.
Date: 2011
Publisher: University of Missouri-Columbia
Abstract: This study examines the choices of Public Relations practitioners in an agency setting to analyze their preferences for work-life balance and the domestic division of labor. The in-depth interviews of 10 practitioners were used to add to the literature available on the use of Preference Theory to describe why women make up a majority of the Public Relations career field, but do not make up a majority of the leaders within Public Relations. Results indicate that PR practitioners are making work-life balance choices that have affected their career progression, there is an acceptance of long work hours that restricts advancement of people with family commitments, and work-life balance issues were not factors for employees' eligibility for advancement; however, management did feel that their billable hours and ability to balance the two would affect their selection.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10355/11492
Other Identifiers: DotsonT-050311-T5428

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