Turnover of Women in the Nontraditional Skilled Crafts: A Literature Review
Rept. for 1977-1986
WASHINGTON UNIV SEATTLE DEPT OF PSYCHOLOGY
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Women are vastly underrepresented in the Navy blue collar jobs as compared to their representation in the labor force. The reasons need to be identified so that strategies for recruiting and retaining such women can be improved. This literature review as conducted to investigate the organizational, socialcultural, and individual variables associated with the job behavior of women in blue collar jobs. Journals and books published over the last decade were searched for research addressing which women chose skilled craft jobs, how their experiences on the job affect them, and what variables are associated with their retention. Three reasons were cited in the studies for women leaving blue collar jobs their lack of experiencetraining, co-worker and supervisor unpleasantness, and lack of advancement opportunity due to denial of training. Variables for inclusion in entry and exit surveys were recommended to guide the research on the underrepresentation of craftswomen in Navy industrial activities. Keywords Blue collar, Equal employment opportunity.
- Personnel Management and Labor Relations