ERIC Number: EJ730129
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Feb
The Relation between Career Decision-Making Strategies and Person-Job Fit: A Study of Job Changers
Singh, Romila; Greenhaus, Jeffrey H.
Journal of Vocational Behavior, v64 n1 p198-221 Feb 2004
This study examined relations between three career decision-making strategies (rational, intuitive, and dependent) and person--job fit among 361 professionals who had recently changed jobs. We found that the relation between each decision-making strategy and fit was contingent upon the concurrent use of other strategies. A rational strategy related more strongly to fit when individuals also engaged in extensive intuitive decision making than when they engaged in limited intuitive decision making. In addition, a dependent strategy related negatively to fit only in the absence of extensive rational or intuitive strategies. Moreover, self-awareness and awareness of the environment mediated relations between career decision-making strategies and person--job fit. The implications of these findings for future research on career decision making were discussed.
Descriptors: Decision Making, Career Change, Career Choice, Metacognition, Professional Personnel, Job Satisfaction, Job Skills
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