An investigation of the predictors and outcomes of career commitment in three career stages

Samuel Aryee, Yue Wah Chay, Juniper Chew

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Abstract

This paper investigated the predictors and outcomes of career commitment in three career stages among a sample of managerial and professional employees (N = 396) in Singapore. The findings revealed some support for the model. As predicted, expected utility of present job and job characteristics was significant across career stages. The analyses that examined the moderating effect of career stage on the predictors of career commitment revealed career satisfaction to be significant in the stabilization stage and organizational commitment in the maintenance stage. However, supervisor support was only marginally significant in the trial stage. Career commitment showed a significant positive relation with skill development and a significant negative relation with career withdrawal intentions across career stages. Limitations of the study, implications of the findings, and directions for future studies are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-16
Number of pages16
JournalJournal of Vocational Behavior
Volume44
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1994

Keywords

  • Investigation
  • predictors and outcomes
  • career commitment
  • career stages

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