ERIC Number: EJ874171
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 45
Career Development of Foreign-Born Workers: Where Is the Career Motivation Research?
Lopes, Tobin P.
Human Resource Development Review, v5 n4 p478-493 2006
Immigrants and/or foreign-born workers are entering the American work-force at an increasing rate. Career motivation for these new entrants requires research attention. As this literature review shows, researchers have virtually ignored the expanding immigrant and/or foreign-born worker population. Career motivation differences among international and domestic workers may exist only in the theoretical realm. The relationship between culture and motivation, principally dealing with individualism-collectivism sheds some light on possible differences. Historically, cross-cultural adaptability research has not addressed career motivation. An argument and justification for cross-cultural studies in career motivation is made in this literature review. (Contains 1 figure.)
Descriptors: Motivation, Immigrants, Career Development, Foreign Workers, Cross Cultural Studies, Evidence, Industrial Psychology, Literature Reviews, Research Needs, Predictor Variables, Occupational Aspiration
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