Career Compromise and Adjustment Among Graduates in the Banking Industry

Beryl Hesketh, Katrina McLachlan

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A study is reported which aimed to examine several factors associated with career compromise and adjustment among 100 graduates in a bank. Contrary to predictions derived from Gottfredson's theory, satisfaction with the sex-type of their jobs did not relate to perceptions of compromise; satisfaction with prestige explained some unique variance in compromise perceptions, but satisfaction with outlets for interests and use of skills and abilities were more important. Case data were used to explore other factors involved in the perception of career compromise. Qualitative data collected in the interviews with graduates highlighted several ways in which employers, graduates and career advisers can ease the transition from university to work.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)191-208
Number of pages18
JournalBritish Journal of Guidance & Counselling
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 1991
Externally publishedYes


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