Quotation Eggenhofer-Rehart, Petra, Gubler, Martin, Andresen, Maike, Mayrhofer, Wolfgang. 2018. The meaning of career success across people- vs. technology-oriented occupations: Empirical evidence from German-speaking Europe. 78th Academy of Management Meeting, Chicago, IL, Vereinigte Staaten/USA, 10.08.-14.08.


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What a ‘successful career’ means to people in different occupations is hardly understood. Based on person-environment fit and vocational choice theories, we test hypotheses on how 240 teachers, 185 health-care/social workers and 125 IT professionals from Germany, Austria and Switzerland differ in regard to how they conceptualize career success. We find that differences on some of the seven 5C dimensions are in line with what the person-environment fit and vocational choice literature implies, but that there are remarkable similarities on some other dimensions. We conclude that in addition to some theoretically supported occupational idiosyncracies, career success conceptualizations might be more universal in some other aspects.

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Status of publication Published
Affiliation WU
Type of publication Paper presented at an academic conference or symposium
Language English
Title The meaning of career success across people- vs. technology-oriented occupations: Empirical evidence from German-speaking Europe
Event 78th Academy of Management Meeting
Year 2018
Date 10.08.-14.08.
Country United States/USA
Location Chicago, IL

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5C - Cross-Cultural Collaboration on Contemporary Careers
People
Eggenhofer-Rehart, Petra (Details)
Mayrhofer, Wolfgang (Details)
External
Andresen, Maike (Universität Bamberg, Germany)
Gubler, Martin (Pädagogische Hochschule Schwyz, Switzerland)
Organization
Interdisciplinary Institute for Management and Organizational Behavior IN (Details)
Research areas (ÖSTAT Classification 'Statistik Austria')
5300 Economics (Details)
5502 Occupational-, industrial psychology (Details)
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