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What leads individuals to take a subjective or an objective perspective to evaluate career success?: the role of career identity

Lippe, Linda (2011) What leads individuals to take a subjective or an objective perspective to evaluate career success?: the role of career identity.

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Abstract:The objective of this study was to investigate the effect of two types of career identity – work involvement and desire for upward mobility – on individuals’ perspective to judge career success: subjective versus objective. In total 94 students from the University of Twente participated in an experimental study in which they were primed with either work involvement or upward mobility career identity. After the prime the participants need to judge the career success of 20 famous persons (10 with a subjective career success and 10 with an objective career success). The results showed that, on average, participants primed with work involvement judge career success according to the subjective perspective, while participants primed with the desire for upward mobility judge career success according to the objective perspective. However, none of the results were significant. Possible reasons for these insignificant findings and the theoretical and practical implications of these findings will be further discussed.
Item Type:Essay (Bachelor)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:77 psychology
Programme:Psychology BSc (56604)
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/61608
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