The impact of utilizing a flexible work schedule on the perceived career advancement potential of women
Version of Record online: 26 FEB 2004
Copyright © 2004 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Human Resource Development Quarterly
Volume 15, Issue 1, pages 89–106, Spring 2004
How to Cite
Rogier, S. A. and Padgett, M. Y. (2004), The impact of utilizing a flexible work schedule on the perceived career advancement potential of women. Human Resource Development Quarterly, 15: 89–106. doi: 10.1002/hrdq.1089
- Issue online: 26 FEB 2004
- Version of Record online: 26 FEB 2004
This study examined whether a woman working a flexible schedule would be perceived as having less career advancement potential than a woman on a regular schedule. Participants reviewed a packet of materials simulating the personnel file of a female employee in an accounting firm who was seeking promotion from manager to senior manager. Results indicated that participants perceived the female employee on the flexible schedule as having less job-career dedication and less advancement motivation; there was no difference in perceived capability. Implications of these results for implementation of alternative work arrangements are discussed.