Document Type : Research Article


1 Zonguldak Bülent Ecevit University, Zonguldak Vocational School, Department of Management and Organization, Zonguldak / TURKEY

2 Karamanoğlu Mehmetbey University, Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences Department of International Business and Trade, Karaman / TURKEY


The aim of this study is to examine whether there is a meaningful relationship between career plateaus, and employees and their gradually developed career anchors. A career plateau is defined as the point at which the possibility for an employee to progress in their career is at the lowest. A career anchor refers to the needs, values, and abilities which shape an individual's career decisions (Jiang & Klein, 2000). This study also aims to determine if a career plateau affects employees’ career anchors. A negative and statistically significant relationship was observed between a career plateau and a career anchor. It was revealed that 22.1% of the change in the employees’ career anchors was explained by improvements to their career plateaus. It was found that a 1-unit increase in a career plateau perception caused a career anchor to decrease by 1.860 units.