The construct of career success: Measurement issues and an empirical example.

Journal article
(Original article)


Publication Details

Author(s): Abele A, Spurk D, Volmer J
Journal: Journal for labour market research
Publisher: Springer
Publication year: 2011
Volume: 43
Journal issue: 3
Pages range: 195-206
ISSN: 1614-3485
Language: English


Abstract


The aim of the present paper is twofold. We first


give an overview of the multi-faceted construct of career


success with its “objective” (real attainments) and “sub-


jective” (perceived attainments) components and with the


different methodologies measuring them (“subjectivist” vs.


“objectivist” approaches). We also discuss the relationship


between the different components of career success as


revealed in the literature. Our second aim is to show that


the interrelationship between the different facets of career


success varies with the emplo


yment context. We analyze


subjective and objective career success measures collected


from professionals working either in the private sector, in


the public sector, or that are self-employed. Our findings


show that objective success and subjective success are more


closely related in the private


and self-employment sectors


than in the public sector. Moreover, the interrelationship


between objective and subjective success varies with the


specific subjective success measure chosen. It is stronger


for an “other-referent” subj


ective success measure than for


a “self-referent” subjective s


uccess measure. Conclusions


regarding the measurement of career success as well as


regarding the relevance of subjective success for studying occupational careers are drawn


FAU Authors / FAU Editors

Spurk, Daniel Dr.
Lehrstuhl für Sozialpsychologie mit Schwerpunkt Gender und Diversity
Volmer, Judith PD Dr.
Lehrstuhl für Sozialpsychologie mit Schwerpunkt Gender und Diversity


How to cite

APA:
Abele, A., Spurk, D., & Volmer, J. (2011). The construct of career success: Measurement issues and an empirical example. Journal for labour market research, 43(3), 195-206. https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s12651-010-0034-6

MLA:
Abele, A.E., Daniel Spurk, and Judith Volmer. "The construct of career success: Measurement issues and an empirical example." Journal for labour market research 43.3 (2011): 195-206.

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