The Effects of Personality on Protean and Boundaryless Career Attitudes
Career literature is discussing the decline of the traditional career. Protean and boundaryless career attitudes are considered as two important approaches in the contemporary career era. While recent research has begun to recognize the links between career attitudes and other dispositional or behavioral factors, more empirical studies need to be done to enrich theory. In this regard, the present study examines the relation of personality aspects to protean and boundaryless career attitudes. The results of the Pearson correlation test based on a survey conducted among a sample of 380 employees working in one of the subsidiaries of National Iranian Oil Company, demonstrated that in general, personality had direct effects on career attitudes. In fact some of personality traits could be antecedents of protean and boundaryless career attitudes. Specifically, high agreeable individuals incline less to protean career orientation and in contrast, extroverted and open to experience people tend to follow protean and boundaryless careers more.
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