Nonstandard Career Paths and Profiles of Commitment to Life Roles: A Complex Relation
Référence bibliographique 
Fournier, Genevieve, Lachance, Lise et Bujold, Charles. 2009. «Nonstandard Career Paths and Profiles of Commitment to Life Roles: A Complex Relation ». Journal of Vocational Behavior, vol. 74, no 3, p. 321-331.
Intentions : This study « [...] has the following goals: (1) illustrate the diversity and complexity of the workers’ nonstandard career paths; (2) describe their profiles of commitment to their occupational, homecare, marital, and parental roles; (3) verify the relation between the participants’ type of career path and their life-role commitment profiles; (4) verify the relation between the participants’ type of career path and their specific and general anxiety levels; (5) verify the relation between the life-role commitment profiles and the participants’ specific and general anxiety levels. » (p. 323-324)
Échantillon/Matériau : The sample was composed of 124 participants (62 women) recruited in the Quebec City region. They « […] had to meet the following criteria: they had to have been without permanent employment in the last three years; they had to have been unemployed or in occupational training programs at some point during this time; and they could not have been completely out of the job market for more than a year at a time. » (p. 324)
Type de traitement des données : Analyse de contenu Analyse statistique
Results indicate that « […] the participants who expressed a high-level of commitment to their work and family roles (DUALITY) were those who experienced significantly more difficulty in their occupational lives, as indicated by the fact that they were more likely to find their career paths unsatisfying. Moreover, participants who were more committed to their worker role (WORK) were fairly equally distributed over the satisfying and unsatisfying career paths. There was no significant difference between the two paths. Finally, even though they were few in number, the participants who gave their family role (FAMILY) priority were those who drew the most benefits from their work lives, as can be seen by their concentration in satisfying career paths. » (p. 327) Also, results show « […] that the participants in the most satisfying career paths had specific and general anxiety scores that were significantly lower than the participants who had had generally unsatisfying career paths in recent years. » (p. 327) Finally, « [t]he life-role commitment profiles were likewise compared with regard to specific and general anxiety. The ANOVA results did not point to any significant differences among the profiles with regard to these variables […]. » (p. 327)