One career, two identities : an assessment of gay men`s career trajectory

Trau, Raymond Nam Cam and Hartel, Charmine E.J. 2004, One career, two identities : an assessment of gay men`s career trajectory, Career development international, vol. 9, no. 7, pp. 627-637, doi: 10.1108/13620430410570338.

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Title One career, two identities : an assessment of gay men`s career trajectory
Author(s) Trau, Raymond Nam Cam
Hartel, Charmine E.J.
Journal name Career development international
Volume number 9
Issue number 7
Start page 627
End page 637
Publisher Emerald Group Publishing Ltd
Place of publication Bingley, England
Publication date 2004
ISSN 1362-0436
Keyword(s) career development
equal opportunities
sexual orientation
Summary Most of the research on career development of sexual minorities focuses on lesbians. Gay men, on the other hand, have received little attention in the literature as it is assumed that they face fewer difficulties in career development because they are men. This paper redresses this gap by presenting an analysis of the impact of sexual identity on the career development of gay men, drawing on both a literature review of the literature on sexual identity, gay organizational studies and career development and the results of a recent interview study. In accord with other literature, the study demonstrates that gay men, like other sexual minorities, are confronted with a conflict between personal and career needs, and have to deal with society's expectations and intolerance towards homosexuality. Suggestions are given for research that will lead to a deeper understanding of the career decisions and attitudes of gay men.
Language eng
DOI 10.1108/13620430410570338
Field of Research 200205 Culture, Gender, Sexuality
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2004, Emerald Group Publishing Limited
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