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dc.contributor.advisorJansen, Erik
dc.contributor.advisorHocevar, Susan P.
dc.contributor.authorShin, Hannah.
dc.date.accessioned2012-03-14T17:44:00Z
dc.date.available2012-03-14T17:44:00Z
dc.date.issued2001-12
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/5042
dc.description.abstractCareer anchor theory, initially conceptualized by Edgar Schein, is used in an exploratory analysis of demographic subgroups of military officers attending the Naval Postgraduate School. Demographic sub-groups were broken out by service affiliation (Marine Corps and the Navy), years of service (5-11 years and 12 or more years), and occupational type (operational occupation and support occupation). The data from the sub-groups shows that there are differences based on these demographic variables. A web-based survey of 34 items was taken by a sample of 130 students. Cronbachαs coefficient alpha, Pearsonαs correlation, and factor analyses were used to estimate the convergent and discriminant validity of the scales. Survey items were chosen to represent the following nine career anchors: technical-functional, security/stability, autonomy/independence, managerial, creativity, ideology, challenge, identity and warrior. Items also were included to measure willingness to leave the organization and career satisfaction. Career anchor theory was chosen for its potential benefits in recruiting and retention efforts. The discussion section of this thesis focuses on the implications of career anchor theory for the military based on the differences with the demographic subgroups, constraints on the current study, and suggestions for future research.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/careernchorsunde109455042
dc.format.extentxii, 99 p.en_US
dc.publisherMonterey, California. Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.rightsThis publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.en_US
dc.titleCareer anchors : understanding differences among demographic groups at the Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.departmentManagement
dc.description.serviceDepartment of Defense (DoD) civilian authoren_US
dc.identifier.oclc640961429
etd.thesisdegree.nameM.S.en_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineManagementen_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
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