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Author: Sackett, Paul R.
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1. Wilk, Steffanie Louise
Sackett, Paul R.
Longitudinal Analysis of Ability-Job Complexity Fit and Job Change
Personnel Psychology 49,4 (Winter 1996): 937-967
Cohort(s): NLSY79
Publisher: Personnel Psychology
Keyword(s): Career Patterns; High School; Job Patterns; Job Skills; Job Turnover; Mobility, Occupational; Skills; Vocational Guidance

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Examined job mobility as a function of congruence between individuals' abilities and their job's complexity, using various analytical techniques. Data were collected from 15,859 12th graders from the National Longitudinal Study of the Class of 1972 and 10,756 participants (aged 15-22 yrs) from the National Longitudinal Survey of Labor Market Experience-Youth Cohort. As expected, educational attainment was positively related to a change in job complexity. Also, individuals who worked in full-time jobs were more likely to have a positive change in job complexity over time. There was support for the central proposition that direction of mismatch between ability and job complexity impacts the direction of change in job complexity. The implication of these results for employers, vocational counselors, and applicants is to attempt to gather as much information as possible to make the best possible match early on the in the job search process. (PsycINFO Database Copyright 1997 American Psychological Assn, all rights reserved)
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Wilk, Steffanie Louise and Paul R. Sackett. "Longitudinal Analysis of Ability-Job Complexity Fit and Job Change." Personnel Psychology 49,4 (Winter 1996): 937-967.