The Relationship Between Career Planning And Culture: A Research On French And Turkish Business Administration Students

Özdaşli , Kürşat (2012) The Relationship Between Career Planning And Culture: A Research On French And Turkish Business Administration Students. In: 3rd International Symposium on Sustainable Development, May 31 - June 01 2012, Sarajevo.

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Abstract

Career is a concept that explain the preferences of individuals throughout their life span. It is considering from a professional angle, career is the set of attitudes and behaviors in relation to work experiences and activities which are perceived by person during his or her life. Career planning is the personal process of planning one's life work. Career planning is not a one-time event, but rather is a process that depends on one’s values, beliefs and skills. It is a very important step in career planning assessing skills, knowledge, values, constraints and interests. Values and beliefs terms suggest that “culture”. Culture is explained that shared values and beliefs in a group. It is a way of life of a group of people including the patterns of thought, behaviors, customs, language, traditions. In this respect a question comes to the mind: Is culture affect the one’s career planning and how valuable his/her work in his life? In this study; cultural dimensions is used (power distance, masculinity/effeminacy, uncertainty avoidance, long term/short term orientation) that served to distinguish one culture from another with access to people working for the same organization in over 40 countries of the world by Hofstede collecting data and analyzed his findings. Hofstede cultural dimensions questionnaire asked French and Turkish Business Administration students in universities. To determine personal career planning and importance of work in one’s total life Career Salience questionnaire (Greenhaus, 1971) that is composed three dimensions- Relative Importance of Work and Career Component, Planning and Thinking about Career Component, General Attidutes toward Work Component- is asked same students also. The study aims to determine whether a difference between cultures about making career plans and positioning work in total life. Keywords: Career, Career planning, Career Salience, Culture, Cultural dimensions

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
T Technology > T Technology (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Economics > Management Department
Depositing User: Users 173 not found.
Date Deposited: 22 Oct 2012 09:19
Last Modified: 22 Oct 2012 09:19
URI: http://eprints.ibu.edu.ba/id/eprint/1218

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