Eliciting the subjective career of the baby boomers in Australia

Ow, Chih Kan Peter. (2006). Eliciting the subjective career of the baby boomers in Australia Honours Thesis, School of Business, The University of Queensland.

       
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Author Ow, Chih Kan Peter.
Thesis Title Eliciting the subjective career of the baby boomers in Australia
School, Centre or Institute School of Business
Institution The University of Queensland
Publication date 2006
Thesis type Honours Thesis
Total pages 111
Language eng
Subjects 14 Economics
Formatted abstract This thesis presents results of a study that elicits the subjective career of a sample of baby boomers in Australia. Specifically, using the intelligent career card sort (ICCSTM) and focus group discussions, the study identified the motivations, skills and relationships that comprise the subjective career of the baby boomers. The sample of 12 was recruited through the 50+ Registry of Australasian Centre on Ageing at the University of Queensland. The analysis of the data gathered for the 'knowing-why’, 'knowing-how’, and 'knowing-whom' dimensions, plus examination of the interplay among the three ways of knowing provided a holistic view of the baby boomers' subjective career. The results revealed that the primary career drivers which provided inner satisfaction included helping others, being trusted and working in a supportive atmosphere. These results have implications for managers when considering how to motivate older workers.

 
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