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Self-esteem and proactive personality as predictors of future work self and career adaptability: An examination of mediating and moderating processes

Cai, Z, Guan, Y, Li, H, Shi, W, Guo, K, Liu, Y, Li, Q, Han, X, Jiang, P, Fang, Z and Hua, H (2015) Self-esteem and proactive personality as predictors of future work self and career adaptability: An examination of mediating and moderating processes Journal of Vocational Behavior, 86. pp. 86-94.

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Abstract

Basing on career construction theory and self-verification theory, current research examined the mediating and moderating models for the relations among self-esteem, proactive personality, career exploration, future work self and career adaptability. A two-wave survey study was conducted among Chinese university students (N = 305). The results showed that both self-esteem and proactive personality (measured at time 1) positively predicted future work self and career adaptability (measured at time 2), with these relationships mediated by career exploration (measured at time 1). In addition, the results further revealed that the positive effect of self-esteem on career exploration was stronger among students who had a higher level of proactive personality. In support of the hypothesized moderated mediation model, for individuals with a higher level of proactive personality, the indirect effects of self-esteem on future work self and career adaptability through career exploration were stronger. These findings carry implications for research on career construction theory and career counseling practices. (C) 2014 Published by Elsevier Inc.

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > School of Hospitality and Tourism Management
Authors :
AuthorsEmailORCID
Cai, ZUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Guan, YUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Li, HUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Shi, WUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Guo, KUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Liu, YUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Li, QUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Han, XUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Jiang, PUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Fang, ZUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Hua, HUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Date : 1 February 2015
Identification Number : 10.1016/j.jvb.2014.10.004
Additional Information : © 2015. This manuscript version is made available under the CC-BY-NC-ND 4.0 license http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/
Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 20 Oct 2015 11:53
Last Modified : 20 Oct 2015 11:53
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/808656

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