International Journal of Academic Research and Development

International Journal of Academic Research and Development


International Journal of Academic Research and Development
International Journal of Academic Research and Development
Vol. 6, Issue 2 (2021)

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.
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