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ERIC Number: EJ1119658
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Dec
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0894-8453
Weak Ties and Self-Regulation in Job Search: The Effects of Goal Orientation on Networking
Hatala, John-Paul; Yamkovenko, Bogdan
Journal of Career Development, v43 n6 p541-555 Dec 2016
The purpose of this study is to empirically investigate the relationship between the self-regulatory variable of goal orientation and the extent to which job seekers reach out to and use weak ties in their job search. Weak ties, as defined by Granovettor, are connections to densely knit networks outside the individual's direct contacts who could provide nonredundant information. The study builds on the previous conceptual work that discussed how learning and performance goal orientation, as a part of a larger system of self-regulatory variables, may affect the extent to which individuals seek feedback and network during job search. Using a sample of Canadian job seekers, this study examines whether learning goal-oriented individuals contact weak ties more often than performance goal-oriented individuals. The results indicate that both performance and learning goal orientation are significant predictors of weak tie counts.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Canada
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