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Exploring socio-demographic differences in career maturity in the South African military.

Show simple item record Themba, M.A. Oosthuizen, Rudolf M Coetzee, Melinde 2013-11-19T11:46:45Z 2013-11-19T11:46:45Z 2012
dc.identifier.citation Themba, M.A., Oosthuizen, R.M. & Coetzee, M. (2012). Exploring sociodemographic differences in career maturity in the South African military. South African Journal of Labour Relations, 36(1), 8-30. en
dc.identifier.issn 03798410
dc.description.abstract The military environment poses unique challenges regarding the career development of individuals. The challenge is to create career development practices that address the needs of culturally diverse staff members in the military environment. The objective of the study was to explore broad trends regarding how staff in the South African military differed with regard to their level of career maturity (measured by the Career Development Questionnaire). Sociodemographic variables included gender, race, age, educational level, arm of service, rank and mustering group. A quantitative survey was conducted on a non-probability sample of 333 military officers from the South African National Defence Force across the four arms of service (the South African Army, the South African Air Force, the South African Navy and the South African Military Health Services). Descriptive and inferential statistical analyses revealed significant differences among the sample of military officers in terms of a number of sociodemographic variables relating to their career maturity. The findings highlight the need to consider demographic and context-specific variables when designing and implementing career development practices in military organisations. en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher UNISA School of Management Sciences en
dc.subject Career Development en
dc.subject Career Maturity en
dc.subject Career Planning en
dc.subject South African Military en
dc.subject Military Staff en
dc.title Exploring socio-demographic differences in career maturity in the South African military. en
dc.type Article en
dc.description.department Industrial and Organisational Psychology en

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