Predicting entrepreneurial, professional and leader career intentions by values and attitudes.
Fong, Valerie Wei Lee.
Date of Issue2012
School of Humanities and Social Sciences
This study examines the relationship of life values and career attitudes with entrepreneurial, professional and leader career intentions based on the Career Active System Traid (CAST) model (Baruch, 2004a). Through developed measures of Schwartz (1992) life values, protean and boundaryless career attitudes (Briscoe & Hall, 2002), this study attempted to determine which dimensions of these variables can predict Entrepreneurial, Professional and Leadership (EPL) career intentions (Chan, Chernyshenko, Ho & Chew, 2011). Two hundred and seventy-two Singapore university students participated in the present study. Path analysis was conducted to evaluate the relationship of life values, career attitudes and career intentions. Results suggest that a different combination of values and protean and boundaryless career attitudes are relevant in predicting E, P or L career intentions. Self-directedness, boundaryless mindset, organisational mobility and traditional values positively predicted entrepreneurial career intention. Conservation values positively predicted professional career intention while self directedness attitudes and power negatively predicted it. Boundaryless mindset positively predicted leadership career intention while organisational mobility and universalism negatively predicted it. Limitations of the current research, future directions and implications of the results on the framework and measures were discussed.
Final Year Project (FYP)
Nanyang Technological University