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A re‐conceptualization of career systems, its dimensions and proposed measures

T.N. Krishnan (Indian Institute of Management, Kozhikode, India)
Sunil Kumar Maheshwari (Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, India)

Career Development International

ISSN: 1362-0436

Article publication date: 29 November 2011

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Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to propose and generate initial evidence on the psychometric properties of a re‐conceptualized organizational career system (OCS).

Design/methodology/approach

Data were collected from head of HR/head of business units on the career system variables. Reliability and exploratory factor analysis using SPSS and confirmatory factor analysis using AMOS helped the authors to test the theoretically derived factor structure. The psychometric properties of the three‐factor instrument were examined and provided initial evidence of the reliability and validity of OCS.

Findings

The model fit indices confirm the three‐dimensional factor structure of organizational career systems. The three dimensions pertain to labor market orientation, employee advancement orientation and employee lateral movement.

Originality/value

In proposing this conceptual model, the authors draw insights from a number of distinct literature streams. The further development of an instrument to evaluate perceptions of career systems should encourage researchers and practitioners to use the instrument for empirical and diagnostic purposes.

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Citation

Krishnan, T.N. and Maheshwari, S.K. (2011), "A re‐conceptualization of career systems, its dimensions and proposed measures", Career Development International, Vol. 16 No. 7, pp. 706-732. https://doi.org/10.1108/13620431111187308

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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