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ERIC Number: EJ890947
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Aug
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISSN: ISSN-0001-8791
Career Trajectories of Dutch Pop Musicians: A Longitudinal Study
Zwaan, Koos; ter Bogt, Tom F. M.; Raaijmakers, Quinten
Journal of Vocational Behavior, v77 n1 p10-20 Aug 2010
Systematic studies of artistic careers are scarce and this is the first large-scale study on the career development of pop musicians. Using a prospective longitudinal approach we followed a sample of aspiring pop musicians in the Netherlands (N=369) over a three-year period. First we identified four groups of pop musicians with different career patterns, that is, upward careers, downward careers, stable successful careers and stable unsuccessful careers. By means of a multigroup growth mixture model we examined how career success was influenced by social support, professional attitude and professional network. Results showed that successful pop musicians experience more social support, have a stronger professional attitude and a more extensive professional network. Moreover, our study shows that these findings were consistent both between and within the different career pattern groups. (Contains 1 figure and 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Netherlands