Document Abstract

The career development of gay men, lesbians and bisexuals, IN Journal of the National Institute for Career Education and Counselling, No 42 Apr 2019, pp47-55

Explores how young lesbian, gay and bisexual people (LGB) develop an identity in a heteronormative and often oppressive environment. Reviews the literature on LGB careers, including why and how LGB choose certain occupations and the largely stereotyped nature of those decisions. Notes that gay men are more likely to be in female-majority and lesbians more represented in male-majority occupations, often seeking out occupations that provide them with task independence and perpetuating occupational stereotypes. Finds that employer discrimination and treatment in the workplace continues to lead to LGB people suffering from anxiety and lower job satisfaction. Suggests careers practitioners should empower LGB individuals, seek to become more familiar with LGB culture, and consider personal prejudices, biases and stereotypes and the extent to which they unconsciously adopt heteronormative perspectives.

Downloads

This document is not available to download directly from Research Online. Wherever possible a web link has been included to access the document via the publisher’s website - please check below. If not, the document can be obtained directly from the source organisation or publisher. Skills Development Scotland cannot guarantee that the organisation will not charge for the document.

Web link

No external link available.

View more documents

Other page options

Publication information

Author:
Hancock, Adrian
Year:
2019
Pages:
9
Ref No:
A63937
Source:
Journal article.

Download Adobe Reader

Notes for Idox Members

Get the latest updates from Skills Development Scotland