Career adaptability and career entrenchment

Zacher, Hannes, Ambiel, Rodolfo A.M., & Noronha, Ana Paula Porto (2015) Career adaptability and career entrenchment. Journal of Vocational Behavior, 88, pp. 164-173.

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Career adaptability constitutes a resource that can help employees to effectively manage career changes and challenges. The goal of this study was to investigate the relationship between the two higher-order constructs of career adaptability and career entrenchment (i.e., the perceived inability and/or unwillingness to pursue new career opportunities), as well as relationships among the dimensions of career adaptability and career entrenchment. We hypothesized a negative relationship between overall career adaptability and career entrenchment, and more differentiated associations among their dimensions. Data for this study came from 404 employees in Brazil. Results of structural equation modeling showed that overall career adaptability weakly negatively predicted overall career entrenchment (standardized effect = − .13), after controlling for age, gender, education, and job tenure. More differentiated findings emerged at the dimension level. Future research should examine the mechanisms and boundary conditions of the relationship between career adaptability and career entrenchment.

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ID Code: 92429
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Career Adaptability, Adapt-abilities, Career Entrenchment, Career Investments
DOI: 10.1016/j.jvb.2015.03.006
ISSN: 0001-8791
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT (150300) > Organisational Behaviour (150311)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Current > Schools > School of Management
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2015 Elsevier Inc.
Deposited On: 28 Jan 2016 23:07
Last Modified: 31 Jan 2016 23:25

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