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The Effect of Career Self-Reliance on Organizational Commitment

HORIUCHI Yasutosh(NEC Corporation)

OKADA Masaki(Graduate School University of Tsukuba)

The purpose of this research was to study the relationship between psychological aspects and behavioral aspects of career self-reliance and further to study the effect of career self-reliance on career fulfillment and organizational commitment among adult corporate employees. A questionnaire was administered on a website to 335 business persons working in multiple companies mainly in the Tokyo metropolitan area. A path model was proposed for demonstrating the relationships among variables of career self-reliance, career fulfillment and organizational commitment. The following variables was constructed; three psychological variables and four behavioral variables composing career self-reliance, three variables composing career fulfillment and two variables comprising organizational commitment. The model was best fit by covariance structure analysis.
Major findings were as follows: (1) psychological variables of career self-reliance such as clarity of career self-concept, career development motivation, and career self-efficacy promoted career self-reliance behavior; (2) career self-reliance influenced career fulfillment; (3) career self-reliance had indirect effects on organizational commitment through career fulfillment.

Keyword : occupational career, career in organization, career self-reliance, career fulfillment, organizational commitment