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The Complex Influence of Career Success on Life Satisfaction


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Author(s): Abele A
Editor(s): A.C. Keller et al
Title edited volumes: Psychological, Educational and Sociological Perspectives on Success and Well-Being in Career Development
Publisher: Springer Netherlands
Publication year: 2014
Pages range: 7-18
ISBN: 9789401789103

Abstract

It is a common assertion that being successful in one's work and occupational career should enhance a person's well-being. After introducing the constructs of subjective well-being and of career success studies concerned with their relationship are reviewed. We find that objective measures of career success (income) have a small positive influence on subjective well-being that is, however, moderated and mediated by goals, personality, and an individual's rank on the income ladder in a country. We further find that the subjective experiencing of career success has an influence on well-being. Finally, the relationship of career success and well-being seems to be reciprocal and the influence of well-being on career success might even be stronger than the reverse influence of career success on well-being. We conclude that striving for career success is one means of enhancing well-being. However, there are still many open questions and further research on the interrelationship of career success and subjective well-being is needed.



How to cite
APA: Abele, A. (2014). The Complex Influence of Career Success on Life Satisfaction. In A.C. Keller et al (Eds.), Psychological, Educational and Sociological Perspectives on Success and Well-Being in Career Development (pp. 7-18). Springer Netherlands.

MLA: Abele, A.E.. "The Complex Influence of Career Success on Life Satisfaction." Psychological, Educational and Sociological Perspectives on Success and Well-Being in Career Development Ed. A.C. Keller et al, Springer Netherlands, 2014. 7-18.

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