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Career values and proactive career behaviour among contemporary higher education students

Career values and proactive career behaviour among contemporary higher education students
Career values and proactive career behaviour among contemporary higher education students
The paper draws on evidence from a survey of Australian and UK students (N=433) on students’ career values and their relationship to their proactivity in career self-management. Much of the dominant approaches to careers have focused on career competencies and adaptability in the context of increased movement from traditional to more self-managed career trajectories. Limited attention has been given to the role of career values in shaping individuals’ approaches to career management, particularly among higher education students. This study reveals data on a range of career values among students on a continuum between intrinsic and extrinsic careers. It revealed a preponderance of intrinsic career values and a clear relationship emerged on the strength of career values and levels of proactivity towards career management. Further, higher levels of intrinsic and extrinsic career values were reported for certain student groups. The article discusses the implications of these data for enhancing students’ career planning and engagement.
1363-9080
449-464
Jackson, Denise
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Tomlinson, Michael
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Jackson, Denise
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Tomlinson, Michael
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Jackson, Denise and Tomlinson, Michael (2019) Career values and proactive career behaviour among contemporary higher education students. Journal of Education and Work, 32 (5), 449-464. (doi:10.1080/13639080.2019.1679730).

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The paper draws on evidence from a survey of Australian and UK students (N=433) on students’ career values and their relationship to their proactivity in career self-management. Much of the dominant approaches to careers have focused on career competencies and adaptability in the context of increased movement from traditional to more self-managed career trajectories. Limited attention has been given to the role of career values in shaping individuals’ approaches to career management, particularly among higher education students. This study reveals data on a range of career values among students on a continuum between intrinsic and extrinsic careers. It revealed a preponderance of intrinsic career values and a clear relationship emerged on the strength of career values and levels of proactivity towards career management. Further, higher levels of intrinsic and extrinsic career values were reported for certain student groups. The article discusses the implications of these data for enhancing students’ career planning and engagement.

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Accepted/In Press date: 2 October 2019
e-pub ahead of print date: 23 October 2019
Published date: 2019

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Local EPrints ID: 434814
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/434814
ISSN: 1363-9080
PURE UUID: f6314c85-d19f-4bf2-9a58-1b0cb3cb5ea4
ORCID for Michael Tomlinson: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-1057-5188

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Date deposited: 10 Oct 2019 16:30
Last modified: 28 Apr 2022 04:51

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Author: Denise Jackson

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