Knowledge@SMU

Authors

Knowledge@SMU

Publication Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

4-2012

Abstract

While some people may claim to work solely for the money, research has shown 'self-concept' to be an important but often overlooked consideration when choosing between jobs. An out-of-work investment banker may fail to consider 'analyst' positions due to perceptions of job prestige. Similarly, gender stereotypes may prevent a female civil engineering student from considering a career in construction. Speaking at a Behavioural Sciences Institute seminar, Serena Wee, an assistant professor of psychology at SMU, drew links between job seeking behaviours and concepts of identity.

Disciplines

Business | Human Resources Management

Copyright Owner and Holder

Copyright © Singapore Management University 2012

Article ID

1420

Subject(s)

Human Resources

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