Fear of Success on Women's Career Development: A Research and Future Agenda

Yeyen Komalasari, Wayan Gede Supartha, Agoes Ganesha Rahyuda, I Gusti Ayu Manuati Dewi


Universal phenomenon of the slow women's career development often encountered in both developed and developing countries. In developing countries that still based to the system of collectivism depends on the community, so it is always concerned with the views of others, always concerned with environmental feed back on what have you done. It is psychologically affecting women in its efforts to achieve career development. There are many factors that influence career development of women, but it is rare researchers who discussed the fear of success as psychological factors that most influence on women's career development. Women’s career looked subjectively, based own perspective on employment and the environment. The higher fear of success, then the lower discourage women from competing for the achievements thus affecting the women's career development. This paper aims to describe the influence of fear of success against the women's career development by proposing the concept of career success orientation to explain the process and mechanicsm of how fear of success to affect women's career development.This research method is a form of several empirical studies. Practical implication is that the woman is able to understand them selves internally psychologically, so it has confidence in achieving success in the development of her career. For companies and governments to make employment policy to understand and tolerate the woman against her experienced psychological barriers. Novelty statement that women have a fear of success to influence the women career development, which could be addressed through the concept of career success orientation.

Keywords: Career development, Women’s career development, Fear of Success, Career suceess orientation.

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