This research offers insight into ways generations are connected through the perceived meaning of their work, even as the nature of work changes. We encourage future scholars to use this as a starting point for research on the development of work orientations, and to continue exploring these questions using additional methods, particularly longitudinal study designs.
The authors would like to thank the editors of this volume for their constructive comments, as well as colleagues at the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business and the May Meaning Meeting community for feedback on earlier drafts of this work, particularly: Susan Ashford, Shoshana Dobrow, Jane Dutton, Adam Grant, Brent Rosso, Gretchen Spreitzer, Flannery Stevens, Jennifer Tosti-Kharas, and Amy Wrzesniewski.
Dekas, K.H. and Baker, W.E. (2014), "Adolescent socialization and the development of adult work orientations", Adolescent Experiences and Adult Work Outcomes: Connections and Causes (Research in the Sociology of Work, Vol. 25), Emerald Group Publishing Limited, pp. 51-84. https://doi.org/10.1108/S0277-283320140000025003Download as .RIS
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