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The longitudinal impact of self-efficacy and career goals on objective and subjective career success.


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Author(s): Abele A, Spurk D
Publisher: Elsevier
Publication year: 2009
Volume: 74
Journal issue: 1
Pages range: 53-62
ISSN: 0001-8791
Language: English

Abstract

The present research reports on the impact of occupational self-efficacy and of career-advancement goals on objective (salary, status) and subjective (career satisfaction) career attainments. Seven hundred and thirty four highly educated and full-time employed professionals answered questionnaires immediately after graduation, three years later, and seven years later. Controlling for discipline, GPA at master's level, and gender, we found that occupational self-efficacy measured at career entry had a positive impact on salary and status three years later and a positive impact on salary change and career satisfaction seven years later. Career-advancement goals at career entry had a positive impact on salary and status after three years and a positive impact on status change after seven years, but a negative impact on career satisfaction after seven years. Women earned less than men, but did not differ from men in hierarchical status and in career satisfaction. Theoretical implications for socio-cognitive theorizing and for career-success research as well as applied implications for vocational behavior are discussed. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2014 APA, all rights reserved)



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APA: Abele, A., & Spurk, D. (2009). The longitudinal impact of self-efficacy and career goals on objective and subjective career success. Journal of Vocational Behavior, 74(1), 53-62. https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jvb.2008.10.005

MLA: Abele, A.E., and Daniel Spurk. "The longitudinal impact of self-efficacy and career goals on objective and subjective career success." Journal of Vocational Behavior 74.1 (2009): 53-62.

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