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ERIC Number: EJ871484
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 27
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 64
ISSN: ISSN-0894-8453
Occupational Mobility in Members of the Labor Force: Explaining the Willingness to Change Occupations
Otto, Kathleen; Dette-Hagenmeyer, Dorothea E.; Dalbert, Claudia
Journal of Career Development, v36 n3 p262-288 2010
It has become a commonplace for people to move from one occupation to another during their career. The authors propose that work-related attitudes and person-related characteristics should be considered when examining the willingness to change occupations (WCOs). Consistent with our hypotheses, we found that high levels of work satisfaction, strong occupational commitment, and work-related worries made employees less WCOs, whereas uncertainty tolerance and mobility self-efficacy were positively associated with WCO (Study 1). The findings regarding person-related characteristics were replicated among unemployed individuals (Study 2). Moreover, a longitudinal study showed high-mobility self-efficacy to be a resource-enhancing WCO over time, and revealed that uncertainty tolerance increased WCO among those who had actually experienced a change in occupational status (Study 3). (Contains 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Germany