Title
Protean and boundaryless careers: a study on potential motivators Protean and boundaryless careers: a study on potential motivators
Author
Faculty/Department
Faculty of Applied Economics
Publication type
article
Publication
San Diego, Calif. ,
Subject
Economics
Source (journal)
Journal of vocational behavior. - San Diego, Calif.
Volume/pages
73(2008) :2 , p. 212-230
ISSN
0001-8791
ISI
000259787900004
Carrier
E
Target language
English (eng)
Full text (Publishers DOI)
Affiliation
University of Antwerp
Abstract
This paper conceptually links hypothesized scales of the Motivation Questionnaire (SHL (1992). Motivation questionnaire: Manual and users guide. Thames Ditton: SHL) to the underlying dimensions of the protean (values-driven and self-directedness) and boundaryless career (physical and psychological mobility) attitudes. Results of regression-analyses (N = 13,000) confirmed most of the hypotheses in terms of the influence of gender, age, education, and managerial experience on motivators linked to the underlying dimensions. A cluster analysis that was conducted to explore how many profiles can be observed when matching work motives to the protean and boundaryless careers, resulted in four motivational groups (Protean career architects, Trapped/lost, Hired/hired hand, and Curious/wanderer). The clusters are discussed in light of the current career literature and provide empirical support for the latest theorizing about the protean and boundaryless career models. Managerial implications and directions for future research are offered.
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