Undergraduates′ career perceptions and first job needs in Hong Kong

Undergraduates′ career perceptions and first job needs in Hong Kong Examines the perceptions and expectations of Chinese graduates in Hong Kong towards their careers and initial job needs immediately prior to their graduation. The findings, which comprised quantitative data from 492 responses and qualitative data from seven interviews and two focus group meetings, show that both extrinsic and intrinsic rewards are important in career and job aspects. Discusses various issues in light of the results, such as the relationship between jobs and career, organizational commitment, occupational choice of allocations, work attitudes and environment. The analysis has implications for undergraduates, employers and career advisers. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png International Journal of Career Management Emerald Publishing

Undergraduates′ career perceptions and first job needs in Hong Kong

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Copyright
Copyright © 1995 MCB UP Ltd. All rights reserved.
ISSN
0955-6214
DOI
10.1108/09556219510086760
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Abstract

Examines the perceptions and expectations of Chinese graduates in Hong Kong towards their careers and initial job needs immediately prior to their graduation. The findings, which comprised quantitative data from 492 responses and qualitative data from seven interviews and two focus group meetings, show that both extrinsic and intrinsic rewards are important in career and job aspects. Discusses various issues in light of the results, such as the relationship between jobs and career, organizational commitment, occupational choice of allocations, work attitudes and environment. The analysis has implications for undergraduates, employers and career advisers.

Journal

International Journal of Career ManagementEmerald Publishing

Published: Jun 1, 1995

Keywords: Career planning; Goals; Hong Kong; Job mobility; Labour market; Promotion; Salaries; Undergraduates; Values

References

  • Careers in Organizations
    Hall, D.T.

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