How Do Career Mist and Drift Situations Affect Organizational Commitment? Alternative Approaches to the Subjective Aspect of Career


This paper describes four subjective situations of a career, as defined from an employee’s subjective point of view. An empirical study of Japanese employees found support for the basic hypothesis that an employee’s attitudinal responses differ under the four types of career situations. In general, employees are more affectively committed to the organization, have more hope, and feel less stagnated when they aspire to design their own careers. On the other hand, employees who are in a drifted situation are continuously committed to the organization, have less hope, and feel stagnated. The implications for career management are also discussed.

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