SMART JOURNAL OF BUSINESS MANAGEMENT STUDIES VOL. 6 NO. 1 PAPER 2
 
CIVIL SERVICE AS A CAREER CHOICE: A GENDER PERSPECTIVE
 
Ramesh Rao* and Mano Verabathran**
*   Faculty of Economics & Administration, University of Malaya, 50603 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
** National Institute of Public Administration (INTAN), INTAN Main Campus, Bukit Kiara, Jalan 50480, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
 
The purpose of this paper is to analyze how career choice and factors that influence them differ between female and male. The main research instrument was a questionnaire given to 124 Administrative and Diplomatic Service Officers attending a course. The findings revealed that decisions made on career choice did not differ significantly among different sexes. Indeed, factors that control a personís career choice do not depend on gender. This is consistent with findings which showed that career dominance by a certain sex is a thing of the past.
 
KEYWORDS: Administrative and Diplomatic Service, Carrer Choice, Carrer Dominance. JEL CLASSIFICATIONS: E24, J16, J21 FULL TEXT