Why are proactive people more successful in their careers? The role of career adaptability in explaining multiple career success criteria

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Publication Details

Author(s): Spurk D, Volmer J, Hagmaier-Göttle T, Kauffeld S
Editor(s): Crossman Elizabeth E.
Title edited volumes: Personality traits : causes, conceptions and consequence
Publisher: Novinka, Nova Science Publ.
Publishing place: New York
Publication year: 2013
Pages range: 27-48
ISBN: 978-1-62618.398-8
Language: English


Abstract


Analyzed the contemporary career variable of career adaptability as the underlying mechanism in the proactive personality-career success relationship, and aimed to broaden the criteria of career success to the era of the boundaryless career (i.e., internal and external marketability). The analyzed sample was comprised of 153 participants from organizations in the fields of software and IT as well as the textile and automotive industry. Participants completed questionnaires assessing proactive personality, career adaptability, and subjective career success (career satisfaction, job satisfaction, and internal and external marketability). Objective career success was operationalized as salary, bonuses, and promotions. Bivariate and path analytical results showed that career adaptability acts as an important underlying mechanism for the relationship of proactive personality and several career success criteria (except bonuses). Results are discussed with respect to proactive personality research, new career research, and career success research.



FAU Authors / FAU Editors

Hagmaier-Göttle, Tamara Dr.
Lehrstuhl für Sozialpsychologie mit Schwerpunkt Gender und Diversity
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:
Spurk, D., Volmer, J., Hagmaier-Göttle, T., & Kauffeld, S. (2013). Why are proactive people more successful in their careers? The role of career adaptability in explaining multiple career success criteria. In Crossman Elizabeth E. (Eds.), Personality traits : causes, conceptions and consequence (pp. 27-48). New York: Novinka, Nova Science Publ..

MLA:
Spurk, Daniel, et al. "Why are proactive people more successful in their careers? The role of career adaptability in explaining multiple career success criteria." Personality traits : causes, conceptions and consequence Ed. Crossman Elizabeth E., New York: Novinka, Nova Science Publ., 2013. 27-48.

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