Extent to which personality disposition influences re-careering among working-class students in selected Kenyan Public Universities
Anne Njango Njiiri, Rose Ruto Korir
Re-careering represents an important component of workers turnover. Re-careering is a phenomenon whereby already trained individuals seek a total shift to a new and different work field, demanding a new set of skills. Re-careering costs have far reaching impact to any organization doing business today. Further, it affects families, organizations profitability as well the economy of a country, thus becoming a global agenda. Since re-careering is not just a job change, but a move to a different career, there is need to explore the triggers. Studies show a paradigm shift from the traditional perspective to a more dynamic view of career. This study adopted a mixed – research design (i.e. quantitative and qualitative) to collect and analyze data. A total of 384 questionnaires were distributed to the targeted population sample. The study found that personality disposition had a significant influence in re-careering among the working class students. Working-class students in Kenyan public universities did not feel sufficiently satisfied to perform work adequately in their current careers. The government needs to formulate a strategy for incentives provision geared towards personality disposition related to re-careering of workers.