The Career Transition Cycle: Antecedents and Consequences of Career Events
NAVY PERSONNEL RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER SAN DIEGO CA
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This research addressed the meaning of the career transition cycle for the individual and the associated adjustment that occurs. Specifically, the influences that role perceptions and characteristics of career events have on adjustment difficulty, eagerness, and strain experienced by individuals going through career events were investigated. Questionnaire data from 1,301 Navy aviators who either recently had gone through one of six types of events e.g., initial socialization, obtaining full membership, resignation, upward progression, lateral career moves, and retirement or were about to go through such career events were analyzed. Louis theoretical typology for the career events was supported.
- Personnel Management and Labor Relations