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Learning goal orientation, formal mentoring, and leadership competence in HRD: A conceptual model

by Brittany V. Rockwell, Joanne D. Leck, Catherine J. Elliott, Marc R. Parise, Monica L. Forret, Ew Edward W Miles, Sl Patrick, Wc King, William Whitely, Mary Beth Massat, Sooyoung Kim, Vincent Cassar, Rob B. Briner, Ellen A. Ensher, Susan E. Murphy, J. Melorose, R. Perroy, S. Careas, GEORGIA T. CHAO, PATM WALZ, PHILIP D. GARDNER, Barry Bozeman, Mary K. Feeney, Lisa Kahle-piasecki, Walter Swap, Dorothy Leonard, Mimi Shields, Lisa Abrams, William Whitely, George F. Dreher, Ronald a. Ash, Refereed Articles, Veronica M. Godshalk, John J. Sosik, Rueywei Gong, Shih-Ying Chen, Shin-Lung Lee, Sharon A Lobel, Lynda S T Clair, Biruta Sloka, Ināra Kantāne, Ilze Buligina, Ginta Tora, Juris Dzelme, Regīna Buševica, Inara Kantane, Biruta Sloka, Ilze Buligina, Ginta Tora, Regina Busevica, Alise Buligina, Juris Dzelme, Peteris Tora, Changya Hu, Jung-Chuen Wang, Min-Hwa Sun, Hsin-Hung Chen, David R. Tobergte, Shirley Curtis, Chris Mason, John Simmons, Sooyoung Kim, Yasemin Oraman, Gökhan Unakıtan, Ufuk Selen, Lisa Kahle-piasecki, Ronald J. Karren, Melissa Woodard Barringer, V.J. O'Neil, J. & Marsick, Kimberly Forcum, Alessandro Piazza, Ann Marie, A Robert, Luis Fernando, C Patricia, Jack L Simonetti, Sonny Ariss, Joan Martinez, Michelle M Fleig-palmer, F David Schoorman, Dong Liu, Jun Liu, Ho Kwong Kwan, Yina Mao, Kuo-yang Kao, Altovise Rogers, Christiane Spitzmueller, Mi-ting Lin, Chun-hung Lin, Benjamin Tyson Breland, Liefeng Bo, Cristian Sminchisescu, TM Egan, Am Young, Pl Perrewé, Inge van der Weijden, Rosalie Belder, Pleun van Arensbergen, Peter van den Besselaar, Tamar Mendelson, A K Turner, S D Tandon, J C Alexander, Refereed Articles, Richard J Noeth, Jennifer L Kobrin, Dong Liu, Sheng Wang, Sandy J. Wayne, Talya N. Bauer, Belle Rose Ragins, John L. Cotton, Janice S. Miller, Jordan Shropshire, Christopher Kadlec, Katya Laviolette, Katya Laviolette, Carolin Rekar Munro, Kuala Lumpur show all authors
Journal of Vocational Behavior ()
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Abstract

Unhappy IT workers will eventually leave their company. Some employees seek new positions with different firms. Others will choose to leave the IT field altogether. These mutually exclusive options have different outcomes for IT workers, organizations, and the computing professions. This research investigates the causes and consequences of each. A content analysis is first performed in order to identify possible determinants. Next, a canonical correlation analysis is conducted to determine which constructs load with job change intention and which associate with career change intentions among IT workers in the United States. The analysis was conducted using data from a survey of IT professionals. The results indicate that quantitative demands, cognitive demands, work pace, stress, work family conflict, and predictability lead to job change intention, while meaning of work, job satisfaction, recognition, role conflicts, role clarity, job insecurity, burnout, and perceived supervisor support lead IT workers to consider changing careers. Implications for theory and practice are provided.

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