ISSN 0439-755X
CN 11-1911/B

›› 2002, Vol. 34 ›› Issue (02): 74-82.

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Long Lirong 1,2 , Fang Liluo 2, Ling Wenquan 3( 1Central China Normal University,Wuhan,430079; 2Institute of Psychology, CAS, Beijing 100101; 3Jinan University, Guangzhou 510063)   

  • Published:2002-04-25 Online:2002-04-25

Abstract: The process of this research was divided into three stages. At stage 1,individual career management was identified by the in depth interview, open questionnaire, and literature review. After that, a pilot study was implemented using 177 subjects both to test the quality of questionnaire items and to find out the problems while investigating. At stage 2, revised career management questionnaires from stage 1 were completed in 13 different companies, and 449 valid questionnaires were collected. At stage 3, final questionnaires from stage 2 were completed in 11 companies and 399 valid questionnaires collected. Five component construct of individual career management(i.e. ICM) was determined by the analysis of 449 subjects from stage 2 using EFA, principal component extraction, and varimax rotation. The five dimensions were named as exploration, career goal setting and strategy identification, continuous learning, self nomination, and interpersonal relationship orientation. Then, the results indicated that the five parallel component construct was confirmed the best one compared with different kinds of hierarchical five component model by the analysis of 399 subjects using CFA, and that the five component construct had best fit index among one component model, two component model, three component model, and four component model. The study also found that the ICM questionnaire had suitable reliability and high validity.

Key words: career, career management, individual career management