Process of Work Behavior Effecting on Career Perspective
KIRII Kumiko（Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.）
OKADA Masaki （Graduate School, University of Tsukuba）
The purpose of this research was to study process of work behavior effecting on career perspective in vocational life among workers of early adulthood. A questionnaire was given to 253 employees of several Japanese companies with over 300 employees. A multistage path model was proposed a priori which was constructed by five variables: career perspective, work behavior, vocational identity, career adaptability, and meaning of work.
Major findings were as follows: (1) not only behavior to step forward but also behavior to think through had an influence on vocational identity and career adaptability; (2) vocational identity affected career perspective the most. In addition, meaning of work was promoted by vocational identity and affected career perspective; (3) work behavior affected career perspective through vocational identity, career adaptability and meaning of work.
Keyword ： career perspective, work behavior, vocational identity, career adaptability, meaning of work