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A multilevel analysis of individual and organizational factors that influence the relationship between career development and job-performance improvement

A multilevel analysis of individual and organizational factors that influence the relationship... The purpose of this study is to investigate individual and organizational factors that influence the relationship between career development and job performance improvement.Design/methodology/approachThis study adopts multilevel analysis, using the 2013 Human Capital Corporate Panel data set compiled by the Korea Research Institute for Vocational Education and Training.FindingsTaking into consideration 572 employees over 61 companies, our findings reveal that job satisfaction and organizational commitment are significant individual factors that affect job performance through career development. Moreover, mentoring/coaching is found to be an organizational factor that influences job performance improvement through career development, while job rotation interferes with job performance through career development.Research limitations/implicationsThe framework of the present study is consistent with the framework for organizational career development created by McDonald and Hite (2016), which emphasizes considering both organizational and individual factors together.Practical implicationsThe results of this study provide empirical evidence and practical implications for leaders, line managers and human resource managers who are responsible for employees’ career development when they plan career development interventions.Originality/valueThis study offers a conceptual framework for career development, paying special attention to multi-level development. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png European Journal of Training and Development Emerald Publishing

A multilevel analysis of individual and organizational factors that influence the relationship between career development and job-performance improvement

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Copyright
© Emerald Publishing Limited
ISSN
2046-9012
DOI
10.1108/ejtd-11-2017-0097
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Abstract

The purpose of this study is to investigate individual and organizational factors that influence the relationship between career development and job performance improvement.Design/methodology/approachThis study adopts multilevel analysis, using the 2013 Human Capital Corporate Panel data set compiled by the Korea Research Institute for Vocational Education and Training.FindingsTaking into consideration 572 employees over 61 companies, our findings reveal that job satisfaction and organizational commitment are significant individual factors that affect job performance through career development. Moreover, mentoring/coaching is found to be an organizational factor that influences job performance improvement through career development, while job rotation interferes with job performance through career development.Research limitations/implicationsThe framework of the present study is consistent with the framework for organizational career development created by McDonald and Hite (2016), which emphasizes considering both organizational and individual factors together.Practical implicationsThe results of this study provide empirical evidence and practical implications for leaders, line managers and human resource managers who are responsible for employees’ career development when they plan career development interventions.Originality/valueThis study offers a conceptual framework for career development, paying special attention to multi-level development.

Journal

European Journal of Training and DevelopmentEmerald Publishing

Published: Sep 21, 2018

Keywords: Multi-level analysis

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