Document Type : Original Article


1 Graduate Masters, University of Mohaghegh Ardabili, Ardabil, Iran

2 PhD student of theology and Islamic studies, Islamic philosophy and theology, Tabriz Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tabriz, Iran


Career anchors are distinct patterns of an individual's talents, capacities, purposes, attitudes, and values. After years of experience and feedback from the real world, these patterns guide the person’s path to personal development and eventually confirm it. The challenge currently faced by HR managers in most companies and organizations is the reluctance of employees to perform their duties. In such a situation, achieving success involves examining the development of human resources and how career anchors affect it. This research, in turn, aims to investigate the impact of career anchors on Human Resource Development (HRD). Two questionnaires by Schein (2006) and Faghihipour and Haghgou (2016) were employed to evaluate career anchors, and HRD, respectively. The research population included all 200 physical education teachers Department of Ardabil Province. The sample size was determined, using Krejcie and Morgan table, as 127, selected through a non-random sampling method. Data analysis was done on LISREL, and structural equation modeling was used to analyze the hypotheses. The results showed that different aspects of career anchors such as managerial competence, security, entrepreneurial creativity, autonomy and independence, service and dedication, pure challenge, and lifestyle significantly positively affected HRD.


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