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Temas em Psicologia

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VASCONCELLOS, Vinicius Carvalho de  and  NEIVA, Elaine Rabelo. Antecedents of career expectations in the organization. Temas psicol. [online]. 2017, vol.25, n.1, pp. 193-205. ISSN 1413-389X.

Considering the instability of the organizational world, the question of future career is increasingly attracting the attention of workers. This paper analyzed the influence of five antecedent variables on the individuals' expectations about their careers in the current organization. The antecedent variables were: gender, respondent's organizational tenure, career position, obtainment of recent professional achievements and participation in career development programs. The study had three independent samples coming from a government agency (n=305), from a mixed-capital corporation (n=265) and from a set of organizations covering different sectors /segments of the economy (n=352). The career expectations were measured by the Career Expectations in the Organization Scale. The data indicated that individuals in managerial positions, participants of career development programs and professionals with recent professional achievements hold better career expectations. The effects of the other variables were small or nonexistent. In the discussion, the results were analyzed considering the contributions and limitations of the research.

Keywords : Expectations; professional development; organizations.

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