Dual-career families, where both spouses seek to develop their own careers, represent the new social standard. This paper explores the type of support perceived as most relevant to career development for a professional member in a dual career family. Quantitative data was compiled using non-probabilistic sampling; the sample consisted of 51 employees belonging to dual-career families. Results show that organizational support is very relevant to career development, particularly in emotional, informational and instrumental dimensions. The second determinant is family support, where the emotional dimension was more critical. This study in the Peruvian context coincides with the findings of previous studies. Conclusions are that dual-career families perceive organizational support as a priority for their development; therefore, the study proposes that businesses should implement policies related to the emotional, Informational and instrumental dimension in their career development plans.
|Translated title of the contribution||Support for career development in "dual career families"|
|Number of pages||11|
|Journal||Revista Venezolana de Gerencia|
|State||Published - 1 Jan 2009|