Gender Differences in Job Search and Networking Behaviors Among Scholars



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For this study, we sought to determine if gender plays a role in various work-related behaviors. Gender was used as a moderator for all four hypotheses. Analysis software was SPSS. A binary logistic regression was used to analyze three of the hypotheses. Hypothesis 3 had a continuous outcome variable of h-index, so a linear regression analysis was used. For hypothesis 1 and 2, we analyzed the relationship between networking behaviors and job search/job offers. For H3 and H4 we looked at whether increasing networking behaviors increased h-index but more-so for men, and if a high h-index resulted in higher chance of job offer for men than women. No significant results were found for any analyzed interactions. Implications for this study include how length of career and h-index score can increase the likelihood of networking and decrease job seeking. This can be useful for identifying populations interested in changing employment, and identifying populations that may benefit from networking interventions. Additionally, it suggests future research is needed regarding stage in career and employment behaviors. Further research on gender differences in networking and job search is needed.



gender, job search, job seeking, networking, job offers, employment, h-index