A Longitudinal Investigation of the Work Preferences Among College Graduates
This study involved 61 respondents surveyed about preferences for job characteristics and benefits at the time of college graduation and after six years of work experience. A number of differences in work preferences were identified. Several demographic variables and career attitudes contributed to explaining preferences at the six-year point in careers. Implications for organizational recruitment and retention strategies are discussed.
Posner, B. Z., & Powell, G. N. (1990). A Longitudinal Investigation of Work Preferences among College Graduates. Psychological Reports, 66(3 suppl), 1125–1134. http://doi.org/10.2466/pr0.1990.66.3c.1125