Award Date

August 2017

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Health Administration (MHA)

Department

Hotel Administration

First Committee Member

Bo Bernhard

Second Committee Member

Ashok Singh

Third Committee Member

Jungsun Kim

Fourth Committee Member

Brett Abarbanel

Fifth Committee Member

Joanne Goodwin

Number of Pages

93

Abstract

Despite freedoms for women in modern economies, there remains a large disparity between female graduation rates and women achieving high-ranking positions in the business world. Confidence may be one factor why women are underrepresented in the executive class.This

exploratory research investigated if supportive parenting has an effect on self-reported career confidence among undergraduates. A quantitative ANOVA analysis found that instrumental support factors (for example, money and tuition) overall were significant in predicting performance-based confidence, particularly for males. However, qualitative results showed that supportive parenting and confidence are not always correlated.

Keywords

Business Administration; Career Confidence; Gender Differences; Hospitality; Management; Supportive Parenting

Disciplines

Business Administration, Management, and Operations | Educational Psychology | Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies | Gender and Sexuality

Language

English


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