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Buhl, Heike M.; Noack, Peter; Kracke, Baerbel – Journal of Career Development, 2018
This longitudinal study addresses the role of support given by parents and peers during the transition from university to work life. A sample of 64 German university students in their last year at the university completed scales from the Network of Relationships Inventory regarding general support, namely, instrumental aid and intimacy with…
Descriptors: Parent Role, Peer Influence, College Seniors, Social Support Groups
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Hüttges, Annett; Fay, Doris – Journal of Career Development, 2015
Women are strongly underrepresented at top positions in research, with some research suggesting the postdoctoral career stage is a critical stage for female researchers. Drawing on role congruity theory and social cognitive career theory, we tested the gender-differential impact of work values (extrinsic rewards-oriented work values and work-life…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Work Attitudes, Values, Family Work Relationship
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Moriano, Juan A.; Gorgievski, Marjan; Laguna, Mariola; Stephan, Ute; Zarafshani, Kiumars – Journal of Career Development, 2012
The current research aims to shed light on the role of culture in the formation of career intentions. It draws on the Theory of Planned Behavior (TPB; Ajzen), which has been widely employed to predict intentions, including entrepreneurial career intentions, but past research has almost exclusively been conducted in "Western" countries.…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Cultural Differences, Foreign Countries, Entrepreneurship
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Otto, Kathleen; Dette-Hagenmeyer, Dorothea E.; Dalbert, Claudia – Journal of Career Development, 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,…
Descriptors: Occupational Mobility, Work Ethic, Labor Force, Unemployment
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Pinquart, Martin; Juang, Linda P.; Silbereisen, Rainer K. – Journal of Career Development, 2004
In times of dramatic social change, new career options emerge and old options may become obsolete. We investigated predictors of change in general career aspirations and of plans to attend a university of East German adolescents from 1989 (before German unification) to 1991 and 1995, respectively, after German unification. Higher pre-unification…
Descriptors: Predictor Variables, Academic Ability, Adolescents, Vocational Education
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Zenke, Karl G. – Journal of Career Development, 1992
An evaluation of the Fukuyama Profile for use in German secondary schools considered (1) how to adapt it into the framework of career education curricula; (2) acceptance by students, teachers, and counselors; (3) practicability; and (4) effects on career choice ability. (SK)
Descriptors: Career Choice, Career Guidance, Career Planning, Foreign Countries
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Hansen, Carol D. – Journal of Career Development, 1995
Interviews with 14 human resource development practitioners who worked in German companies and 15 Germans working in U.S. divisions of German companies revealed that German curricula are more narrowly focused, U.S. managers receive more management training, and career and organizational development have no clear role in German companies. (SK)
Descriptors: Career Development, Cultural Context, Foreign Countries, Organizational Climate