Career patterns: a twenty-year panel study

Biemann, Torsten, Zacher, Hannes and Feldman, Daniel C. (2012) Career patterns: a twenty-year panel study. Journal of Vocational Behavior, 81 2: 159-170. doi:10.1016/j.jvb.2012.06.003

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Author Biemann, Torsten
Zacher, Hannes
Feldman, Daniel C.
Title Career patterns: a twenty-year panel study
Journal name Journal of Vocational Behavior   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0001-8791
Publication date 2012-10
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/j.jvb.2012.06.003
Open Access Status
Volume 81
Issue 2
Start page 159
End page 170
Total pages 12
Editor Nicky Drives
Marijke Verbruggen
Place of publication Maryland Heights, MO, United States
Publisher Academic Press
Collection year 2013
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Using 20 years of employment and job mobility data from a representative German sample (N = 1259), we employ optimal matching analysis (OMA) to identify six career patterns which deviate from the traditional career path of long-term, full-time employment in one organization. Then, in further analyses, we examine which socio-demographic predictors affect whether or not individuals follow that traditional career path. Results indicate that age, gender, marital status, number of children, education, and career starts in the public sector significantly predicted whether or not individuals followed the traditional career path. The article concludes with directions for future theoretical and methodological research on career patterns.
Keyword Career patterns
Socio-demographic status
Optimal matching analysis
Panel study
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Special issue: Fresh Perspectives on the New Career

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
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