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The unintended consequences of role modelling behaviour in female career progression

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dc.contributor.author Cross, Christine
dc.contributor.author Linehan, Margaret
dc.contributor.author Murphy, Caroline
dc.date.accessioned 2017-05-12T08:30:10Z
dc.date.available 2017-05-12T08:30:10Z
dc.date.issued 2017
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10344/5795
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract Much of the literature identifies the positive nature of role models in career progression. In this paper we take the contrary perspective and explore whether role modelling behaviour of senior female managers can be unintentionally interpreted as negative, with an associated negative impact on career progression decisions of female managers. To address this issue we took a grounded theory approach and thirty in-depth interviews were conducted with female middle-level managers in a wide range of organisations. The results of the interviews illustrate that role-modelling behaviour has the potential to negatively, rather than positively affect female career progression choices. The unintended consequences of role modelling behaviour of senior female managers both highlights the concept of negative role-modelling behaviour, and identifies its impact on female managerial career progression. This paper also offers new insights into the construction of the global role model by introducing two new elements – the realistic role model and the departed role model. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Emerald Publishing Group Ltd en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Personnel Review;46 (1), pp. 86-99
dc.relation.uri http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/PR-06-2015-0177
dc.rights This article is (c) Emerald Group Publishing and permission has been granted for this version to appear here http://ulir.ul.ie. Emerald does not grant permission for this article to be further copied/distributed or hosted elsewhere without the express permission from Emerald en_US
dc.subject role models en_US
dc.subject women in management en_US
dc.subject middle-level managers en_US
dc.subject Ireland en_US
dc.subject organisational culture en_US
dc.title The unintended consequences of role modelling behaviour in female career progression en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US
dc.date.updated 2017-05-12T08:21:26Z
dc.description.version ACCEPTED
dc.identifier.doi 10.1108/PR-06-2015-0177
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US
dc.internal.rssid 1638427
dc.internal.copyrightchecked Yes
dc.identifier.journaltitle Personnel Review
dc.description.status peer-reviewed


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