Factor analysis evaluation of schein’s career orientations inventory in Colombia

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The Career Orientation Inventory model proposed by Edgar Schein is one of the most discussed methods for identifying individuals’ career orientations. However, there are several gaps related to its implementation for developing countries using factor analysis and digital open access data. We conducted exploratory and confirmatory factor analysis for a sample of 116 employees of a contact center in Colombia to test whether there were significant differences among career anchors (CAs) and gender, educational attainment, or age. The results show: a different number of factors from those proposed by Schein; variances in security/stability and managerial competence CAs concerning gender and educational attainment; and lifestyle is not the dominating CA in women.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)186-196
Number of pages11
JournalBusiness: Theory and Practice
Volume18
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 28 2017

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Career orientation
Factor analysis
Evaluation
Colombia
Career anchors
Educational attainment
Factors
Lifestyle
Contact center
Open access
Inventory model
Confirmatory factor analysis
Developing countries
Employees
Exploratory factor analysis

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Strategy and Management

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