Event Title

More than GPA: Protean orientation as a predictor of career success

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Faculty Sponsor(s)

Paul Yost, Ph.D.

Project Type

Completed quantitative research study

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Industrial-Organizational Psychology

Description

This study investigated the effect of graduate GPA and protean orientation on career satisfaction using fake data. Both intrinsic (personal satisfaction) and extrinsic (current salary) outcomes of career satisfaction were measured. Using a convenience sampling methodology, data from 80 Industrial-Organizational Psychology MA and PhD graduates were collected. Results revealed that protean orientation significantly predicted intrinsic career satisfaction above and beyond GPA. Protean orientation and graduate GPA did not significantly predict salary. These results build on past evidence of the positive relationship between protean orientation and personal career satisfaction, indicating, that an individual's sense of meaning and values influences career satisfaction.

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More than GPA: Protean orientation as a predictor of career success

This study investigated the effect of graduate GPA and protean orientation on career satisfaction using fake data. Both intrinsic (personal satisfaction) and extrinsic (current salary) outcomes of career satisfaction were measured. Using a convenience sampling methodology, data from 80 Industrial-Organizational Psychology MA and PhD graduates were collected. Results revealed that protean orientation significantly predicted intrinsic career satisfaction above and beyond GPA. Protean orientation and graduate GPA did not significantly predict salary. These results build on past evidence of the positive relationship between protean orientation and personal career satisfaction, indicating, that an individual's sense of meaning and values influences career satisfaction.