Individualism-collectivism Links To Occupational Plans And Work Values

Title

Individualism-collectivism Links To Occupational Plans And Work Values

Creator

Hartung P J; Fouad N A; Leong F T L; Hardin E E

Publisher

Journal of Career Assessment

Date

2010
2010-02

Description

Individualism-collectivism (IC) constitutes a cultural variable thought to influence a wide variety of variables including career planning and decision making. To examine this possibility, college students (216 women, 106 men, 64% racial-ethnic minorities) responded to measures of IC, occupational plans, and work values. Multivariate analysis of variance (MANOVA) results indicated significant main effects for gender and race. Men, more so than women, endorsed vertical individualism (VI)-a cultural pattern characterized by independence and dominance- and intrinsic work values. African Americans expressed more fit of their occupational plans with personal goals and endorsed extrinsic work values more than did European Americans. A hypothesized inverse relationship between collectivism and consistency of occupational plans with personal goals was not supported. Hypothesized positive relationships between collectivism and work values stressing relationship and interdependence were supported, whereas expected inverse relationships between collectivism and work values emphasizing independence and personal gain were not supported. Findings are discussed in terms of acculturation issues, career assessment implications, and future research directions.

Subject

acculturation; americans; attitudes; career; career decision making; career-development; choice; culture; ethnic-minorities; identity; individualism-collectivism; multicultural career assessment; occupational plans; personality; Psychology; Psychology; vocational behavior; work values

Format

Journal Article or Conference Abstract Publication

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Pages

34-45

Issue

1

Volume

18

Citation

Hartung P J; Fouad N A; Leong F T L; Hardin E E, “Individualism-collectivism Links To Occupational Plans And Work Values,” NEOMED Bibliography Database, accessed December 3, 2021, https://neomed.omeka.net/items/show/10109.

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