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How do you work? : A qualitative research into the differences between protean and traditional career orientation.

Peters, Lidewij (2018) How do you work? : A qualitative research into the differences between protean and traditional career orientation.

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Abstract:In the last decade, a lot has changed in the working environment. The demand for flexibility from employees has increased. Therefore, there has been a shift from permanent to more flexible working arrangements with regards to time, place and contracts. The shift in contracts can be translated into two different types of employees: protean and traditional employees. This research will give an insight in the attitude towards job satisfaction and the evaluation of work autonomy, work flexibility, job security and organizational identification of both protean and traditional career oriented individuals. Data was collected through dyadic interviews, with one protean and one traditional employee included in the dyad. 12 dyads were interviewed from the educational, technical and economic sector. Results indicate that there are differences in evaluations of work autonomy and work flexibility. Similarities occur between both groups of employees when it comes to organizational commitment and job security. Overall attitude towards job satisfaction are the same on both groups, however the reason why both groups of employees are equally satisfied are different.
Item Type:Essay (Master)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:05 communication studies
Programme:Communication Studies MSc (60713)
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/76232
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