The internal career orientation of permanent and contracting information technology staff.

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Show simple item record Harvan, H. Visser, D. Crous, F. 2008-10-21T08:44:18Z 2008-10-21T08:44:18Z 2003
dc.identifier.citation 29(3), 53-60. en
dc.description.abstract The primary aim of the study was to investigate the relationship between types of employment (permanent or contracting) for two variables: flow and career success orientation in an information technology environment. The study was performed in a sub-division of a large telecommunications company that focuses on software development and implementation. Two questionnaires measuring flow and career success orientation, were administered to groups of 150 permanent and 150 contracting staff respectively. Factor analyses indicated that the career success orientation questionnaire measured two dimensions labeled as ‘work focus’ and ‘self focus’, and the flow questionnaire measured ‘enjoyment’ and ‘control of consciousness’. Contracting and permanent employees were compared with regard to the four dimensions and it was found that contract workers experienced their work more optimally than the permanent workers did, because they obtained higher scores on the ‘control of consciousness scale’. en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher SA Journal of Industrial Psychology en
dc.rights Complies with the rights as specified by the publisher: & Copyright University of Johannesburg en
dc.subject Career success orientation en
dc.subject Information technology environment en
dc.subject Work focus en
dc.subject Self focus en
dc.subject Enjoyment en
dc.subject Control of consciousness en
dc.title The internal career orientation of permanent and contracting information technology staff. en
dc.type Article en

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