Abstract—This study examined the degree to which demographic, job tenure, work experiences and social capital variables predicted career success for structural engineers in the Philippines. Results obtained from 110 structural engineers practitioners who are members of Association of Structural Engineers of the Philippines suggests that job tenure explains the significance variance in extrinsic success in terms of salary level and fringe benefits. Work experiences in design management, managing construction projects and teaching design courses positively predict promotion, but negatively predict career satisfaction. Moreover, job tenure is the best predictor in intrinsic success.
Index Terms—Career success, job tenure, social capital, structural engineer.
T. U-Ganiron Jr was with the Advanced Pipeline Ltd., Onehunga, Auckland, 1061, New Zealand. He is now with the College of Architectureand Engineering, Qassim University, Buraidah, KSA. (e-mail:email@example.com).
Cite: Tomas Ucol-Ganiron Jr, "Structural Engineers Career Success," International Journal of Innovation, Management and Technology vol. 3, no. 4, pp. 321 -326 , 2012.