Career transitions: An empirical examination of second career of military retirees

  • Vigoda-Gadot E
  • Baruch Y
  • Grimland S
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We examined the prospects of successful career transition from the defense forces and into the dynamic and turbulent civilian career, focusing on possible antecedents for success in the second career. Based on a sample of 202 high level retirees from military and civilian defense organizations in Israel, our results indicate that preparations for retirement, social capital, perception of organizational politics in the new working place and work-family conflict are related to the dependent variables and affect the retiree's success in their second career. In addition, organizational commitment was found to serve as a mediator in these relationships. Implications for theory of career development and change, as well as practical implications and recommendations for future studies, are discussed. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR] Copyright of Public Personnel Management is the property of International Public Management Association for Human Resources and its content may not be copied or emailed to multiple sites or posted to a listserv without the copyright holder's express written permission. However, users may print, download, or email articles for individual use. This abstract may be abridged. No warranty is given about the accuracy of the copy. Users should refer to the original published version of the material for the full abstract. (Copyright applies to all Abstracts.)

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  • Career transition
  • Military
  • Retirement
  • Second career success

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