Essay on Career Success

6821 Words Jul 9th, 2012 28 Pages
ANALYSIS OF THE RELATION
BETWEEN SUBJECTIVE CAREER
SUCCESS, ORGANIZATIONAL
COMMITMENT AND THE INTENTION
TO LEAVE THE ORGANIZATION
Pep SIMO
Mihaela ENACHE
José Maria SALLAN LEYES
Vicenç FERNÁNDEZ ALARCÓN
Pep SIMO
Lecturer, Department of Business Administration,
Technical University of Catalonia, Barcelona, Spain
Tel.: 034-93-7398171
E-mail: pep.simo@upc.edu
Mihaela ENACHE (Corresponding author)
Assistant Professor, Department of Business Administration,
Technical University of Catalonia, Barcelona, Spain
Tel.: 034-93-7398695
E-mail: mihaela.enache@upc.edu
José Maria SALLAN LEYES
Assistant Professor, Department of Business Administration,
Technical University of Catalonia, Barcelona, Spain
Tel: 034-93-7398690
E-mail:
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Previously, the existing literature has concentrated mainly on the objective aspects of professional careers, but in the present context, subjective success perceived by employees has gained in importance (DeVos, Dewettnick and Buyens, 2008), although it is still a developing subject for investigation.
With regard to records on organizational commitment, investigations conducted by
Lee (1971), Mowday et al. (1982) and Steers (1977), confirmed later by meta-analyses by Mathieu and Zajac (1990) and Meyer et al. (2002), observed three categories that included: personal variables (i.e., age, gender, level of education, seniority), variables associated to the work and its purpose (i.e., ambiguity of the work, level of autonomy, timetable, workload, career mobility), and variables associated with structural factors
(social participation, personal importance and training). All of these have displayed different empirical results in degrees of significance and relation, using the different policies of human resources as a base (Smeenk et al., 2006). However, in spite of the impact suggested in relation to the satisfaction on the part of employees with their
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professional career in organizational spheres, there are few

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