HRM 4440 Chapter Notes - Chapter 6: Social Cognitive Theory, Social Learning Theory, Social Relation

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Agency refers to the capacity of human beings to make choices and to impose these choices on the world , which allows them to have some degree of control over the social relation in which one is embedded. Bakan defined two basic strategies for dealing with life"s uncertainties which. Communion: strategy of opening oneself up to the world and other people, include communion and agency accepting them, adjusting to them and integrating with them. Agency: strategy of dealing with the world by independent self-assertion and control. In agentic career behaviour, the individyal takes the initiative, attempts to make progress through personal action, applies assertively for new jobs and takes charge of their own career. They are labelled as type a behaviour- hard-driving, fast-paced, competitive. Lack of passion people can have various agentic practices: searching for new meaning, learning form a coach or development program.

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