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What Keeps High-Achieving Women from Choosing Executive Positions: VII. Results: Themes Four and Five
The themes and patterns presented below and in the previous essay were matched to the assumptions defined prior to the research in the Hypothesis section (see earlier essay). Each theme is titled before the assumption, and then the results are given either validating or modifying the assumption. Following are the final two themes.
The intent of the research was to discover and share the inner factors—the beliefs, needs, aspirations, traits and choices—that are keeping this group of women from moving into executive positions.
I will present an overview of the professional literature on the two main components of this study, interculturality and friendship.
Approximately 300 physical therapy students from accredited physical therapy programs throughout the United States were recruited to participate in this study.
In order to understand the behavior of high-achieving women in organizations, we cannot simply observe them in action. We have to take into account what the women feel and think to grasp both the ways they see the world and the motivations that drive their actions.
In general, we find that couples move through four overall stages of development, the initial stage being defined as “forming,” and the subsequent three stages being defined as “storming,” “norming” and “performing” — to borrow terms used by Tuchman.
The four cultural dimensions studied will be individualism/collectivism, uncertainty avoidance, power distance and masculinity/femininity (Hofstede, 2001). Data will be organized here as descriptions according to topics and analyzed in light of the literature.