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ERIC Number: EJ1230248
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1939-4225
The Effects of Transformational Leadership, Learning Goal Orientation, and Psychological Empowerment on Career Satisfaction
Joo, Baek-Kyoo; Nam, Kyoung-ah
New Horizons in Adult Education & Human Resource Development, v31 n3 p47-64 Sum 2019
The purpose of this study was to examine the predictors of career satisfaction for public service employees in South Korea, using data drawn from 303 civil servants from one metropolitan government and two district governments. The effects of contextual (i.e., transformational leadership), personal (i.e., learning goal orientation), and intrinsic motivational (i.e., psychological empowerment) factors on career satisfaction were investigated. As the result of structural equation modeling analysis, accounting for 73% of the variance, transformational leadership, learning goal orientation, and psychological empowerment positively and significantly influenced career satisfaction. Based on the four Bootstrap analyses, we found learning goal orientation and psychological empowerment to be the significant mediators. This study integrated leadership, personal characteristics, motivation, and career research. Human resources and organization development professionals can help managers by providing relevant training programs and implementing developmental practices to encourage public service employees to be intrinsically motivated, empowered, and more satisfied with their careers.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: South Korea