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Career orientations as predictors of the level of job involvement of professional people

A. B. Boshoff, Hillary F. Bennet, Anna M. Kellerman
SA Journal of Industrial Psychology | Vol 20, No 2 | a572 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/sajip.v20i2.572 | © 1994 A. B. Boshoff, Hillary F. Bennet, Anna M. Kellerman | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 20 June 1994 | Published: 20 June 1994

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A. B. Boshoff, University of Pretoria, South Africa
Hillary F. Bennet, University of Natal, South Africa
Anna M. Kellerman, University of Cape Town, South Africa

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An attempt is made to provide perspective on the current status with regard to two constructs, i.e. job involvement and career anchors. A study is described in which the level of job involvement and the career orientations of 1791 professionals, engaged in 14 professions in South Africa, were measured. A postulated relationship between job involvement and career orientations was tested. Multiple regression was used to develop models of career orientation scores as predictors of job involvement level. Significant levels of prediction were obtained for all 14 professions, with a prediction of 25/3 of the variance in level of job involvement obtained for the sample as a whole.

'n Poging word aangewend om 'n perspektief oor die stand van kennis met betrekking tot twee konstrukte, naamlik werksbetrokkenheid en loopbaanankers, te verskaf. 'n Studie waarin die vlak van werkbetrokkenheid van 1791 Suid-Afrikaanse professionele persone, betrokke in 14 professies en hul loopbaanorientasies gemeet is, word beskrywe. 'n Gepostuleerde verwantskap tussen werkbetrokkenheid en loopbaanorientasies word getoets. Meervoudige regressie is gebruik om modelle van loopbaanorientasies as voorspellers van werkbetrokkenheid te bou. Betekenisvolle vlakke van voorspelling is vir al 14 professies verkry, met 'n voorspelling van 25/3 van die variansie in werkbetrokkenheid vir die steekproef as 'n geheel.


Career orientations; predictors; job involvement; professional people


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