Stability and dominance in career success orientation in south korean employees

Namhee Kim, Gary N. McLean

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This study explored whether career orientation is stable and whether predominant types exist by looking at the differences in specific demographic variables (age, years of work experience, employment level, gender, type of job and education level). These were examined through the framework of career success orientation in a Korean wireless communications company. The findings show that career success orientations were not the same by age, length of work experience, and employment level, and dominant career success orientations were based only on education level. The results imply that there are either generation differences or changes in career orientation and that theoretical re-investigation is needed in researching dominant career orientation by gender.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)19-34
Number of pages16
JournalHuman Resource Development International
Issue number1
StatePublished - Feb 2008


  • Career development
  • Career orientation
  • Career success
  • Korea


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