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Impact of Career Selection on Job Satisfaction

Agbanobi, Erhuvwu (2021) Impact of Career Selection on Job Satisfaction. Undergraduate thesis, Dublin, National College of Ireland.

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Abstract

Choosing the right career is the biggest decision of an individual, upon completing their college education. A wrong selection tends to lead to numerous problems later-on in life. Drawing from John Holland theory of career choice which states that job satisfaction and achievement at highest when personality type of individuals matches the career chosen.

This research was conducted to know the impact of career selection on job satisfaction. This research also identifies the factors which are important in the selection of career of individuals. A survey method was used in conducting this research by using a questionnaire as a tool.

The sample size consisted of 109 participants recruited through social media, using convenience sampling technique and by completing an online survey containing demographic information, The Career Involvement, and Influence Questionnaire (CIIQ) and Job Satisfaction Questionnaire (JSQ).

Different statistical test including correlation and regression were applied to check the relationship between the two variable career selection and job satisfaction. Also, will look at how the factors which influences career selection predicts for job satisfaction. The findings of the study showed that there is a significant relationship between career selection and job satisfaction. There is a significant relationship among the factors which influences career selection finally 1 influence and 1 involvement factor (making societal change and tutor) where the identified predictor for job satisfaction.

Item Type: Thesis (Undergraduate)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Career selection; Career choice; Career decision; Job satisfaction
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > Psychology
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management > Human Resource Management > Careers
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > Issues of Labour and Work > Quality of Work Life / Job Satisfaction
Divisions: School of Business > BA (Honours) in Psychology
Depositing User: Clara Chan
Date Deposited: 09 Aug 2021 16:38
Last Modified: 16 Sep 2021 13:17
URI: http://norma.ncirl.ie/id/eprint/4909

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