The Effect of Perceived Career Plateau on Career Anchor in Modern Workforce
Journal of Contemporary Issues in Business and Government,
2021, Volume 27, Issue 1, Pages 1774-1793
AbstractThe 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.
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