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ERIC Number: EJ763666
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Jun
Pages: 15
Abstractor: Author
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ISSN: ISSN-0001-8791
Self-Esteem during University Studies Predicts Career Characteristics 10 Years Later
Salmela-Aro, Katariina; Nurmi, Jari-Erik
Journal of Vocational Behavior, v70 n3 p463-477 Jun 2007
To examine how self-esteem measured during university studies would impact on the characteristics of the work career 10 years later, 297 university students completed the Rosenberg's self-esteem inventory four times while at university and various career-related questionnaires 10 years later. Latent Growth Curve Modeling showed that a high overall level of self-esteem predicted being in permanent employment 10 years later, having a high salary, and reporting a high level of work engagement, and job satisfaction, and a low level of burnout. By contrast, low self-esteem predicted unemployment, feelings of exhaustion, cynicism and reduced accomplishment at work, and low levels of work engagement and job satisfaction.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Finland