The relationship between psychological career resources and engagement at a South African software and services organisation

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dc.contributor.advisor Basson, Johan Schutte en
dc.contributor.postgraduate Venter, Johanna Maria en
dc.date.accessioned 2013-09-06T16:23:39Z
dc.date.available 2013-04-18 en
dc.date.available 2013-09-06T16:23:39Z
dc.date.created 2013-04-04 en
dc.date.issued 2013-04-18 en
dc.date.submitted 2013-04-18 en
dc.description Dissertation (MCom)--University of Pretoria, 2013. en
dc.description.abstract One of the challenges imposed by the 21st century is to retain talented staff by keeping employees engaged in their work. Engagement in itself is a complex construct, which still requires much clarification. One of the gaps in the literature is the link between engagement and the competencies required by individuals to craft a career in the 21st century. These competencies are referred to as psychological career resources (Coetzee, 2008). This study was conducted in a medium-sized South African software and services organisation using a random sample of 111 consultants. The primary objective of the study was to investigate the relationship between psychological career resources (career preferences, career values, career enablers, career drivers and career harmonisers) and engagement (dedication, vigour and absorption). The second and third objectives were to find whether there were any significant differences between individuals who differed as to gender, age, marital status, occupational field, occupational level and department in which employed with regard to engagement and psychological career resources. A further objective was to establish the dominant psychological career resources and engagement constructs of the consultants in the sample. The data was collected using the 9-item U-WES (Utrecht Work Engagement Scale) and the PCRI (Psychological Career Resources Inventory). The study found that behavioural adaptability and self-esteem have a significant impact on vigour and dedication, while behavioural adaptability also has a significant impact on absorption. This study could contribute meaningful information to the field of well-being and career development, allowing professionals to assist individuals in developing career competencies that contribute to engagement and ultimately to well-being. en
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dc.description.department Human Resource Management en
dc.identifier.citation Venter, JM 2012, The relationship between psychological career resources and engagement at a South African software and services organisation, MCom dissertation, University of Pretoria, Pretoria, viewed yymmdd < http://hdl.handle.net/2263/24017 > en
dc.identifier.other C13/4/121/gm en
dc.identifier.upetdurl http://upetd.up.ac.za/thesis/available/etd-04182013-133433/ en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2263/24017
dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher University of Pretoria en_ZA
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dc.subject Protean career en
dc.subject Psychological contract en
dc.subject Boundaryless career en
dc.subject Psychological career resources en
dc.subject Career preferences en
dc.subject Career values en
dc.subject Career drivers en
dc.subject Career enablers en
dc.subject Career harmonisers en
dc.subject Work engagement en
dc.subject Dedication en
dc.subject Vigour en
dc.subject Absorption en
dc.subject 21st century world of work en
dc.subject Job demands. en
dc.subject UCTD en_US
dc.title The relationship between psychological career resources and engagement at a South African software and services organisation en
dc.type Dissertation en


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