Career anchor is a syndrome of talents, motives, and values, which gives stability and direction to a person's career. Such talents, motives, and values give shape to certain attributes, which an individual derives from his/her early experiences and which help him to conceptualize his/her own perceived career. This perceived career anchor, therefore, often goes against organizational career plans and thus, employees develop a sense of dissonance or incongruity about their career plans. Many organizations, therefore, try to identify perceived career anchor for their employees to develop matching career development programmes. Many empirical studies have so far been carried out to identify the perceived career-anchor of different ...

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