“If I won the lottery…”: work orientations of low-qualified young adults in Albania and Switzerland

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Article: article from journal or magazin.
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Title
“If I won the lottery…”: work orientations of low-qualified young adults in Albania and Switzerland
Journal
International Journal for Educational and Vocational Guidance
Author(s)
Kallciu Nada, Zhilla Eralda, Fedrigo Laurence, Nano Livia, Masdonati Jonas
ISSN
0251-2513
1573-1782
Publication state
Published
Issued date
01/04/2022
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
22
Pages
207-225
Language
english
Abstract
A qualitative study was carried out to portray the work orientations of 30 low-qualified working young adults in two contrasted economies: Albania and Switzerland. The analysis of their answers to the “lottery question” showed that most participants would continue to work, either to be busy, feed a passion, feel useful, or grow. In contrast to participants from Switzerland, Albanian participants would more easily modify some aspects of their work. Globally, findings reveal that participants’ current situations tend to differ from what they expect from work, which impacts the quality of their work integration and has critical implications for career counseling.
Keywords
Lottery question, Work orientation, Low-qualified youth
Web of science
Open Access
Yes
Funding(s)
University of Lausanne
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31/12/2021 10:54
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02/04/2022 6:34
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