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Proactive personality and career adaptability: the role of thriving at work

Jiang, Zhou 2017, Proactive personality and career adaptability: the role of thriving at work, Journal of vocational behavior, vol. 98, pp. 85-97, doi: 10.1016/j.jvb.2016.10.003.

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Title Proactive personality and career adaptability: the role of thriving at work
Author(s) Jiang, Zhou
Journal name Journal of vocational behavior
Volume number 98
Start page 85
End page 97
Total pages 13
Publisher Elsevier
Place of publication Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Publication date 2017-02
ISSN 0001-8791
Summary This is a pioneer study to examine the mechanism underlying the relationship between proactive personality and career adaptability. Using a moderated mediation approach, it tested the mediating effect of thriving on this relationship and the moderating effect of proactive personality on the relationship between thriving and career adaptability. Three hundred and sixty-four adult employees participated in the survey study. Results demonstrated that proactive personality first promoted individuals' thriving at work, which in turn led to improved career adaptability. In addition, the effect of thriving on career adaptability was found to be stronger for those individuals with low rather than high proactive personality. In supporting this, the moderated mediation analysis further indicated that low proactive individuals, compared to their high proactive counterparts, relied more on thriving when developing career adaptability resources. These findings have important implications for career research and career counseling practices.
Language eng
DOI 10.1016/j.jvb.2016.10.003
Field of Research 1503 Business And Management
1701 Psychology
1303 Specialist Studies In Education
Socio Economic Objective 0 Not Applicable
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
Copyright notice ©2016, Elsevier Inc.
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30091680

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: Department of Management
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