How career expectations influence advancement: evidence from women in the hospitality industry
Purpose: This study aims to examine the role of women’s career expectations (CEs) in changes in their career advancement (CA) and to determine whether these changes were because of socio-demographic factors. Design/methodology/approach: Multiple linear regression was used to measure the relationship between women’s CEs and CA, as well as the influences that socio-demographic factors (e.g. education) have on that relationship. Findings: Results indicated that CEs had two dimensions (i.e. career rewards and career development) and that career reward expectations had a significantly higher effect on CA than career development expectations. Furthermore, women were very likely to set higher CEs and stronger desires for CA as they became older. Results also showed that education, working years and position level were significantly related to women’s CA. Practical implications: This study provides new insight into which aspects of women’s CA can be boosted by CEs and how these aspects may be affected by socio-demographic factors. This study can help hotels design better career management strategies to achieve the desired results. The study also provides guidance for women’s career management activities. Originality/value: This study considers women’s CEs in hotels. The results revealed two dimensions (i.e. career rewards and career development) of CEs and uncovered the influences of socio-demographic factors on women’s CA, for example, age, education, working years and position level.
Career development, Career women, China, Female employee, Hotels, Well-being
Hospitality, Tourism, and Event Management
Ting Liu, Jie Gao, Mingfang Zhu, and Yajun Qiu. "How career expectations influence advancement: evidence from women in the hospitality industry" Tourism Review (2021): 1228-1242. https://doi.org/10.1108/TR-12-2019-0513