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ERIC Number: EJ883448
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jun
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1041-6080
Job Involvement in a Career Transition from University to Employment
Blanch, Angel; Aluja, Anton
Learning and Individual Differences, v20 n3 p237-241 Jun 2010
Job involvement-alienation was studied over three time points with a sample of undergraduate engineers undergoing a career transition from university to paid employment. Data from Newton and Keenan (1991) were re-analyzed under a latent growth curve modelling (LGCM) perspective, in order to provide an alternative analysis of the development of job involvement across that situational change, and to test the hypothesis that job involvement actually changed over that time period. University course satisfaction and anxiety were included as time-invariant predictors of growth, and compared to ascertain whether there would be differential effects of both predictors. The results supported the hypothesized relationships, indicating a significant growth in job involvement-alienation over time, with course satisfaction and course anxiety showing an equivalent impact on its change trajectory. (Contains 3 tables and 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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