Accession Number : ADA267501

Title :   A Study of the Career Paths of Female General Managers.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH

Personal Author(s) : Gaslin, Renee

Report Date : MAY 1993

Pagination or Media Count : 57

Abstract : The Problem: The most recent statistics report the number of women enrolled in major hospitality programs throughout universities Within the United States is well over 50 percent. (Weinstein 1987) One would assume that many of these women would aspire to management positions in hotels and eventually hold the same percentage of general management positions as their male counterparts. However, in recent studies, Ghei (1992) and Lee (1991) found the percentage of female GMs to be significantly lower than that of males. This study will examine the career paths and demographic characteristics of female general managers and attempt to explain the differential in number of female versus male GMs. The results will be used to assist female graduates in the planning of their careers and will offer insight regarding the best career path to follow. The Method, The career paths of 102 female general managers were researched in this study. Using the results, a comparison with the career paths of male general managers was accomplished to determine the difference, if any, that gender might play in obtaining a hotel general manager's position. The female general managers of 200 two- three- and four-star Mobil Travel Guide rated hotels, located in the 48 contiguous states and the DC area of America, were surveyed for the study.

Descriptors :   *CAREERS, *FEMALES, *MANAGEMENT, COMPARISON, GRADUATES, MALES, PATHS, PLANNING, STATISTICS, TRAVEL, UNITED STATES, UNIVERSITIES, WOMEN.

Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations
      Psychology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE