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Influences of career establishment strategies on generation Y’s self-directedness career: can gender make a difference?


Wong, Siew Chin and Mohd Rasdi, Roziah (2019) Influences of career establishment strategies on generation Y’s self-directedness career: can gender make a difference? European Journal of Training and Development, 43 (4). pp. 435-455. ISSN 2046-9012; ESSN: 2046-9020


Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to examine the influence of generation Y’s career establishment strategies on self-directedness career and to determine the moderation effect of gender on the relationship. Design/methodology/approach – Data were collected from 188 full-time employees from different functional areas and departments of selected MNCs in Malaysian Electrical and Electronic Industry. Partial least squares structural equation modeling was used to examine the influences of establishment strategies and the moderating role of gender on self-directedness career. Findings – Findings show that there are significant positive relationship between career strategies and selfdirectedness career at career establishment stages of generation Y. There is a significant difference between males and females in career establishment strategy (i.e. creating career opportunities) and self-directedness career. Research limitations/implications – This paper explains self-directedness career based on the review of related career literatures whereby some may not specifically referring to Generation Y. Practical implications – Such insights are useful for HRD practitioners dto develop relevant HRD interventions to assist individuals and organizations in career development. Originality/value – This paper offers new insight into the predictors of self-directedness career and the moderating role of gender on the relationships.

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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Educational Studies
DOI Number: https://doi.org/10.1108/EJTD-08-2018-0082
Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing
Keywords: Gender; Generation Y; Career strategies; Career establishment stage; Self-directedness career; Self-nomination strategy
Depositing User: Azhar Abdul Rahman
Date Deposited: 20 Oct 2020 13:05
Last Modified: 20 Oct 2020 13:05
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URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/80267
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