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Social Psychology and Society

Publisher: Moscow State University of Psychology and Education

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Career aspirations of undergraduates studying at some strategic occupational programs 2040


Volkova N.V.
PhD in Psychology, Senior Lecturer Management Department, National Research University Higher School of Economics, St.Petersburg, Russia

Chiker V.A.
PhD in Psychology, Senior Research, Social Psychology Department of Psychology Faculty, St. Petersburg State University, St.Petersburg, Russia

This paper aims to classify career aspirations by identifying career anchors and self-monitoring for a second-year undergraduates studying at two top of range universities in St. Petersburg. The participants major in strategical professions. The study involved 202 people from the following bachelor programs: «Logistics and Supply chain management» (n=98), «Sociology» (n=92) and «Human Resource Management» (n=22). The findings illustrate that peculiarities of undergraduates’ career aspirations are possible to estimate using career anchors developed by Schein and level of self-monitoring developed by Snyder which are varied for students studying at different educational programs. The results also indicate the significant differences of career aspirations between young girls and young men at each bachelor’s program. The male groups, having the same level of self-monitoring with female ones, demonstrate some differences in career anchors.

Keywords: career aspirations, undergraduates, career anchors, self-monitoring, career management, talent management

Column: Empirical study


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