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Wittekind, A; Gerber, M; Grote, G; Staffelbach, B (2009). Exploring types of career orientations in Switzerland: A latent class analysis. Journal of Vocational Behavior, 75(3):308-313.

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Abstract

Career literature has been discussing the decline of the traditional career. Despite this debate, systematic information on the prevalence of contemporary career types is lacking. Two studies with large samples of employees aimed to determine types of career orientation, to explore their prevalence, and to validate these types by testing hypotheses relating each of the career orientations to work attitudes and sociodemographical variables. In study 1 (N = 835), we identified four types of career orientation – traditional/promotion, traditional/loyalty, independent, disengaged – applying exploratory latent class analysis. These were confirmed in study 2 (N = 737) with confirmatory latent class analysis. The variables associated with the career orientation types mostly followed the predicted pattern. Almost two thirds reported a traditional career orientation, while one fifth each expressed an independent and a disengaged orientation. This finding shows that people’s career orientation does not reflect the changes that many authors argue have been occurring.

Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:03 Faculty of Economics > Department of Business Administration
DDC:330 Economics
Language:English
Date:2009
Deposited On:04 Feb 2010 22:05
Last Modified:27 Nov 2013 19:58
Publisher:Elsevier
ISSN:0001-8791
Publisher DOI:10.1016/j.jvb.2009.04.003
Citations:Web of Science®. Times Cited: 12
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Scopus®. Citation Count: 12

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