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Title:
CAREER PRIORITY OF DUAL-CAREER COUPLES IN MALAYSIA

Authors:
Rafiduraida Abdul Rahman, Wan Salmuni Wan Mustaffa, Suraini Mohd Rhouse, Hariyaty Ab Wahid


Volume - 2 Issue - 2, Pages - 2290-2300

Abstract:
This paper investigates career priority of professional and managerial dual-career couples in Malaysia using role salience theoretical framework. Semi-structured qualitative interviews were used to collect data from 40 participants in dual-career relationship. The findings indicate that the participants regard both their spouses and their own career as very important, although different reasons were given on the importance of both careers. The results also reveal how differences in terms of the career priorities within spouses affect their perceptions of the challenges they face and their career development. In addition, the experiences described by the participants reflect their work and family role salience. The results also reveal how interaction between partners can shape their role salience and career priority. This paper fills the gap by adding more research on dual-career couple's career development in a non-Western context. Furthermore, it extends the use of role salience perspective to develop an understanding of the professional and managerial dual-career couple's experiences.

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[Rahman, Rafiduraida Abdul, Wan Salmuni Wan Mustaffa, Suraini Mohd Rhouse, and Hariyaty Ab Wahid. "CAREER PRIORITY OF DUAL-CAREER COUPLES IN MALAYSIA." International Journal of Social Science & Economic Research 2.2 (2017): 2290-300. ]

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