Adopting a life-span perspective on career and career planning, data obtained with a questionnaire instrument from employees (N=214) in technical, professional and managerial jobs in Singapore were used to examine the relative effect of individual, non-work and work variables as determinants of career planning. Results of hierarchical regression analysis indicate that individual variables accounted for the most incremental contribution to career planning while non-work and work variables made only marginal contributions. The findings are discussed in light of recent literature and a framework that conceptualizes career planning in terms of individual motivation and explicable in terms of expectancy theory is suggested.
|Number of pages
|International Journal of Human Resource Management
|Published - May 1992