Support for career development in "dual career families"

Kety Jáuregui Machuca, Alberto Bejarano Heredia

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Abstract

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 contributionSupport for career development in "dual career families"
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)507-517
Number of pages11
JournalRevista Venezolana de Gerencia
Volume14
Issue number48
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2009

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