By the way ... self-confidence - the key to success?

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Title By the way ... self-confidence - the key to success?
Author Neal, Geraldine; Moore, Teresa; Moxham, Lorna; Owens, Debbie; Richardson, Kristy
Journal Name Studies in Learning, Evaluation, Innovation and Development
Year Published 2008
Place of publication Rockhampton, Australia
Publisher Central Queensland University
Abstract In the past there has been an abundance of psychological theories suggesting women had an innate fear of success – that a lack of success was somehow inherent to their nature (Lips, 1997). These ideas have been totally discredited, but suspicion of woman's ability to achieve still seems to linger in some quarters – not least among women themselves. Women in a variety of educational and career situations continue to express a lack of confidence in their own abilities. Whether innate or constructed, the issues of women's selfbelief and self-confidence (and the closely related ability to easily move into or “fit”' an existing professional culture and to succeed within that culture) are visited in this paper in the area of women's education, and the professional domains of nursing, law and academe.
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Volume 5
Issue Number 1
Page from 46
Page to 58
ISSN 1832-2050
Date Accessioned 2009-04-08
Language en_AU
Faculty Arts, Education and Law
Subject Psychology
Publication Type Journal Articles (Refereed Article)
Publication Type Code c1

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