Interrelationships among Locus of Control and Years in Management and Unemployment: Differences by Gender
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German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin)
SOEPpaper No. 266
DIW Berlin Discussion Paper No. 974
This paper focuses on gender differences in the role played by locus of control within a model that predicts outcomes for men and women at two opposite poles of the labour market: high level managerial/leadership positions and unemployment. Based on data from the German Socio-Economic Panel, we investigated the extent to which gender differences occur in the processes by which highly positive and negative labour market outcomes are determined and in the processes underlying the development of one particular aspect of personality, that is, locus of control. Overall gender differences were more pronounced in the results for years in managerial/leadership positions than for locus of control. Negative labour market states were also marked by gender differences, but not to the same degree observed for positive states.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 38
Keywords: locus of control, labour market, SOEP
JEL Classification: J01, J24, J60, M51
Date posted: February 12, 2010 ; Last revised: July 16, 2010
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