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Self-referent and Other-referent Career Success: A Cross-cultural Investigation

Subjective judgment of career success may depend on references to one's own criteria (e.g. one's own career goals), or it may depend on comparisons to others (e.g. whether one's income is as good as that of peers). We hypothesize that collectivistic cultures will emphasize other-referent judgments of career success more than individualistic cultures. These studies will develop a scale to measure these two dimensions, and will examine several hypotheses about Chinese vs. American differences in their utility.

Commencement Date : 2013/1
Completion Date : 2014/8
Chief Investigator(s) : GUAN, Yanjun *
Co-Investigator(s) : Dr BUCHTEL, Emma Ellen Kathrina 蒲安梅 [CPH,PS]
Keyword(s) : career success   other-referent   self-referent   culture  

*Investigator from an outside institution/organization

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