Women's Socialization into Nontraditional Heavy WorkA Case Study.


An increasing number of opportunities are available for women in nontraditional, blue-collar work. However, for many women the lack of job skills, poor work conditions, differential treatment, shift work, and heavy physical labor deter them from entering or remaining in such jobs. This case study attempted to uncover workplace issues, the socialization process, and adaptive strategies for a female steel worker. Her strategies for survival included hard work, high work standards, "courteous but cool" relationships with coworkers, "standing up" for herself, and good friends or support systems.

DOI: 10.3233/WOR-1994-4204

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@article{Sanders1994WomensSI, title={Women's Socialization into Nontraditional Heavy WorkA Case Study.}, author={M Atwood Sanders}, journal={Work}, year={1994}, volume={4 2}, pages={93-102} }