Future work selves: how salient hoped-for identities motivate proactive career behaviors.

@article{Strauss2012FutureWS,
  title={Future work selves: how salient hoped-for identities motivate proactive career behaviors.},
  author={K. Strauss and M. Griffin and S. Parker},
  journal={The Journal of applied psychology},
  year={2012},
  volume={97 3},
  pages={
          580-98
        }
}
The term future work self refers to an individual's representation of himself or herself in the future that reflects his or her hopes and aspirations in relation to work. The clearer and more accessible this representation, the more salient the future work self. An initial study with 2 samples (N = 397; N = 103) showed that future work self salience was distinct from established career concepts and positively related to individuals' proactive career behavior. A follow-up longitudinal analysis… Expand
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