Female game workers: career development, and aspirations

Prescott, Julie ORCID: 0000-0001-8612-2495 and Bogg, Jan (2014) Female game workers: career development, and aspirations. In: Prescott, Julie ORCID: 0000-0001-8612-2495 and McGurren, J., (eds.) Gender Considerations and Influence in the Digital Media and Gaming Industry. IGI Global, Hershey, New York, pp. 206-222. ISBN 9781466661424

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Abstract

Understanding the career factors that influence women's career aspirations in male-dominated occupations is important for increasing women's progression within these occupations. This chapter assesses the impact of career influencers on career aspirations of women working in the male-dominated computer games industry. An online questionnaire obtained international data from 450 women working in the computer games industry. A structural equation model was employed to investigate the influencers. Findings suggest that to increase women's career development and career aspirations within the computer games industry, self-efficacy, attitudes towards career barriers, work-life balance attitudes, person-environment fit and job satisfaction are crucial.

Item Type: Book Section
Divisions: School of Education and Psychology
Depositing User: Tracey Gill
Date Deposited: 15 Mar 2018 10:02
Last Modified: 07 Jun 2019 14:53
Identification Number: 10.4018/978-1-4666-6142-4.ch011
URI: http://ubir.bolton.ac.uk/id/eprint/1435

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