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Interrelationships among Locus of Control and Years in Management and Unemployment: Differences by Gender

38 Pages Posted: 12 Feb 2010 Last revised: 16 Jul 2010

Eileen Trzcinski

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Elke Holst

German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin)

Date Written: 2010

Abstract

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.

Keywords: locus of control, labour market, SOEP

JEL Classification: J01, J24, J60, M51

Suggested Citation

Trzcinski, Eileen and Holst, Elke, Interrelationships among Locus of Control and Years in Management and Unemployment: Differences by Gender (2010). SOEPpaper No. 266; DIW Berlin Discussion Paper No. 974. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1551182 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1551182

Eileen Trzcinski (Contact Author)

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Elke Holst

German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin) ( email )

Mohrenstra├če 58
Berlin, 10117
Germany

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