Personality factors and adult attachment affecting job mobility

A.E.M. van Vianen, J.A. Feij, M. Krausz, R. Taris

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    Abstract

    Past research has revealed that individuals' job mobility is affected by factors such as job satisfaction, specific career enhancing attributes and job availability. This study examined personality factors predicting voluntary internal and external job mobility. Three types of voluntary job mobility measures were studied: dissatisfaction changes, job improvement changes and job rotations within companies. These mobility measures were related to the Big Five personality factors, sensation seeking and adult attachment. Results showed that demographic variables and sensation seeking contributed to the variance in external job changes. Internal job rotations were not related to any of the demographic and personality variables.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)253-264
    Number of pages12
    JournalInternational Journal of Selection and Assessment
    Volume11
    Issue number4
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2003

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