CAREER ANCHOR

n. a pattern of motivation which develops early on in a person's career. This consists of self-perceived abilities, interests, skills, and values which guide the next career decisions. Proposed by U.S. psychologist Edgar Schein. See career pattern theory.

CAREER ANCHOR: "It is the long-term goals which people set for their work lives which determine their career anchor."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "CAREER ANCHOR," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/career-anchor/ (accessed October 22, 2020).
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