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The impact of career identity on career development : a cross-cultural comparison among Chinese and Dutch teachers

Wang, Yishu (2009) The impact of career identity on career development : a cross-cultural comparison among Chinese and Dutch teachers.

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Abstract:This study examines the influences of career identity on career development in China and in the Netherlands. 95 Chinese teachers and 71 Dutch teachers were surveyed to explore the possible relationship between two types of career identity (work centrality and the desire for upward mobility) and two types of career development (content-oriented career development and process-related career development). The results show that work centrality leads to the content-oriented career development and the desire for upward mobility leads to the process-related career development. Moreover, the link between the desire for upward mobility and the process-related career development is found different across two nations. The positively relationship between the desire for upward mobility and the process-related career development is reinforced in the Dutch context, but not in the Chinese context. I further discuss the results in terms of the impact of national culture on career development from institutional differences
Item Type:Essay (Master)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:05 communication studies
Programme:Educational Science and Technology MSc (60023)
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/60545
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