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ERIC Number: EJ836784
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Jun
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISSN: ISSN-0001-8791
Psychological and Demographic Correlates of Career Patterns
Reitzle, Matthias; Korner, Astrid; Vondracek, Fred W.
Journal of Vocational Behavior, v74 n3 p308-320 Jun 2009
Recent years have witnessed a growing diversity of career patterns, resulting from the relative decline of stable employment. In the present study of 1368 employed and self-employed German adults career pattern diversity was assessed using nine pictograms. The goal was to identify psychological and demographic correlates of these patterns and to answer the question of whether they differed for participants from the former (communist) East and the capitalist West. Findings indicated that upward-pointing career patterns still connected to extrinsic criteria such as income and job security. With regard to psychological correlates, upward patterns connected to lower work-related demands imposed by social change and a higher level of personal and social resources. Only in the West, upward patterns related to male gender and high education, reflecting more traditional access to upwardly mobile career opportunities. (Contains 2 figures and 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Germany