Explore Career Development of Female Recently Obtained Doctoral Degree in Education

신규 여성 박사들의 경력개발에 관한 탐색적 연구 -교육계열 전공자를 중심으로

  • Kim, Hyosun (Dept. of International Office Administration, College of Business, Ewha Womans University)
  • 김효선 (이화여자대학교 경영대학 국제사무학과)
  • Received : 2013.10.05
  • Accepted : 2013.12.20
  • Published : 2013.12.28


The purpose of the present study is to explore the career development barriers of female doctoral degree holders in education. The study occupied in-depth interview with 42 female doctoral degree holders in education. The results were as followed; First, academic advisor highly influenced the career development female doctoral degree holders through their academic activities. Second, they had experiences regarding glass ceiling effect in workplace. Third, marriage was a critical issue for both of the married and single female doctoral degree holders. Fourth, family and relatives' support positively impact on their career will, and also their strong career goal was beneficial way to break their career barriers. Also, the study suggested contextural factor was very significant on career behavior of female doctoral degree holders. Therefore, policy maker, scholars, and students should have strong attention to female students' career guidance and development in various way. The results of the study discussed in relation to the existing literature, with reference to women's career development and career barriers, and then implication for the future research were suggested.


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