The impact of career visions on work attitudes: a longitudinal approach
Abstract:Purpose ‐ The purpose of this study is to examine the effects of difficult and specific career visions on job satisfaction and turnover intentions seven years after students reported their visions. Design/methodology/approach ‐ Data for this study were collected in two waves, seven years apart, from the same cohort. At time 1 the career visions of MBA students were measured in terms of difficulty and specificity. At time 2 MBA students reported their job satisfaction and turnover intentions. Findings ‐ Results showed that MBA students with a specific and challenging career vision were less likely to report intentions to leave their work seven years after reporting their visions. Further, job satisfaction mediated this relationship. Research limitations/implications ‐ The study was limited due to the small sample size used (
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: 2011-11-29
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