Career change and motivation: A matter of balance

Liz Green, Brian Hemmings, Annette Green

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The study was designed to consider the motivations of career changers and the perceived outcomes of their career change. Data were collected from a sample of career changers (N=81), approximately half of whom had used the services of a career coach. The analysis showed, firstly, that the reported outcomes associated with career change appeared unrelated to the value attributed to a career coach and the motivation held by the career changer; secondly, that, with respect to career change outcomes, there were no significant differences between those who drew or did not draw on the services of a career coach; and thirdly, career changers who believed that they almost achieved or did achieve career success were more intrinsically motivated than their counterparts who reported that they did not achieve career success.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)20-27
Number of pages8
JournalAustralian Journal of Career Development
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2007


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