One career, two identities: an assessment of gay men's career trajectory

Trau, R. N. C. and Hartel, C. E. J. (2004) One career, two identities: an assessment of gay men's career trajectory. Career Development International, 9 6/7: 627-637. doi:10.1108/13620430410570338

Author Trau, R. N. C.
Hartel, C. E. J.
Title One career, two identities: an assessment of gay men's career trajectory
Journal name Career Development International   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1362-0436
Publication date 2004-01-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1108/13620430410570338
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 9
Issue 6/7
Start page 627
End page 637
Total pages 11
Place of publication Bradford, West Yorkshire
Publisher MCB University Press,
Language eng
Subject 1701 Psychology
Abstract Most of the research on career development of sexual minorities focuses on lesbians. Gay men, on the other hand, have received little attention in the literature as it is assumed that they face fewer difficulties in career development because they are men. This paper redresses this gap by presenting an analysis of the impact of sexual identity on the career development of gay men, drawing on both a literature review of the literature on sexual identity, gay organizational studies and career development and the results of a recent interview study. In accord with other literature, the study demonstrates that gay men, like other sexual minorities, are confronted with a conflict between personal and career needs, and have to deal with society's expectations and intolerance towards homosexuality. Suggestions are given for research that will lead to a deeper understanding of the career decisions and attitudes of gay men.
Keyword Homosexuals
Career development
Equal opportunities
Sexual orientation
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

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