Learning and Development Factors Related to Perceptions of Job Content and Hierarchical Plateauing

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Plateauing, Job support, Career planning

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This study applied theory from the employee learning and development literature to examine factors related to employees' perceptions of being job content plateaued and hierarchically plateaued. Results indicated that both types of plateauing were related to support from top management, career planning, job involvement, and education level. Furthermore, career exploration, motivation to learn, organizational tenure, and job tenure were related to perceptions of hierarchical plateauing, while supervisor support was related to job content plateauing. Additionally, the two types of plateauing differed in the relative strength of their relationship with the variables studied. Implications and future research suggestions are provided.

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Journal of organizational behavior, v. 20, issue 7, p. 1113-1137