[KCI] IT Professionals’ Career Attitude: Q Analysis of Turnover Intentions

posted Mar 16, 2015, 6:29 AM by CWS Yonsei   [ updated Mar 16, 2015, 6:29 AM ]
Lee, H. J., Kim, H. B., & Lee, J. W. (2014). IT Professionals’ Career Attitude: Q Analysis of Turnover Intentions. Journal of Korean Society for the Scientific Study of Subjectivity(28), 93-114.

As information technology is becoming the critical resources for organizational competitiveness, appropriate management of IT professionals as human resources in an organization is becoming more and more important. This study explores the different career attitudes exhibited among IT professionals. Twenty four IT professionals conducted Q-analyses of thirty two Q-statements selectively screened and adopted from previous studies on turnover intentions of IT professionals. Component analysis revealed three different types of personal career attitudes among IT professionals. “Consultant” type seems to value highly of the human relationships in their work while “expert” type values highly of the work life balance with more focus on meaningfully maintaining their personal lives than increasing the value of their work. The third type, we named “developer”, values their career most highly and eagers to work for competent organizations so that they can advance their careers. All the IT professionals are concerned about the future of IT professionals in business organization and fair rewards for their technological performance. Limitations and further research are discussed.

Information technology, Information systems, Information technology professionals, Turnover intentions, Career attitudes, Q-methodology, Consultant, Experts, Developers