Improving career wellbeing for first-time expectant mothers

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Author: Chen, Charles P.; Morris, Lindsay


Within the diverse population of working women, those who experience pregnancy for the first time may face some particular challenges when it comes to their career development needs and issues. These include discrimination in the workplace, responding to social expectations and pressures, negotiating life roles, and evolving personal identities. This article discusses the major career problems encountered by this target group, both structurally and socially, with a focus on individual strategies to access personal agentic functioning and empower women facing these challenges. These...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Career development; Gender; Equity

Keywords: Wellbeing; Career counselling; Equal treatment; Discrimination; Employees

Geographic subjects: Canada; North America

Published: London, England: Sage Publications in association with ACER, 2020

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Journal volume: 29

Journal number: 2

Journal date: July 2020

Pages: pp. 137-143

ISSN: 1038-4162, 2200-6974 (online)

Resource type: Article

Peer reviewed: Yes

Document number: TD/TNC 141.876

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