For Work / Against Work
Debates on the centrality of work

"Work Aspiration of Women: False Leads and New Starts"

by Laws, Judith Long (1976)


"Aspiration" is a term psychologists use in a specific way. It is an integral part of a dynamic cycle involving goal-setting, effortful striving, events that provide feedback about success or failure, and the adjustment of aspiration. It has been shown to vary as a function of performance, and although less emphasized, as a function of other informational inputs as well. Aspiration can scarcely be studied apart from the nexus of motivation that forms it." Motivation," a particular state of affairs, is a function of two elements: Expectancy and Value …

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Womens Work, Female Labour, Gendered Labour, Working Women


Women and Work

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