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By Rick Nauert PhD Senior News Editor
Reviewed by John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on October 5, 2010

As women become more ingrained in the workforce and take leadership positions, a new study discovers women leave their jobs more frequently than men.

In fact, researchers determined female executives are more than twice as likely to leave their jobs — voluntarily and involuntarily — as men.

However, despite systemic evidence that women are more likely to depart from their positions, the researchers did not find strong patterns of discrimination.

Lead author John Becker-Blease, an assistant professor of finance at Oregon State University, and his co-authors analyzed data from Standard & Poor’s 1,500 firms.

They classified departures as voluntary or involuntary based on careful examination of public news accounts accompanying an executive’s departure.

“Departures of powerful female executives, as we saw with Carly Fiorina and Patricia Dunn at Hewlett-Packard, are often high-profile news events,” Becker-Blease said.

“Despite these very public departures, relatively little is really known about women executives, whether they are more likely to depart or be fired than men, and the reasons for their departures.”

Read in Full:  http://psychcentral.com/news/2010/10/05/high-turnover-among-women-executives/19179.html

 



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