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Career adaptability and perceived overqualification: Testing a dual-path model among Chinese human resource management professionals

Yang, W, Guan, Y, Lai, X, She, Z and Lockwood, AJ (2015) Career adaptability and perceived overqualification: Testing a dual-path model among Chinese human resource management professionals Journal of Vocational Behavior, 90. pp. 154-162.

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Abstract

Based on career construction theory, the current research examined the relationship between career adaptability and perceived overqualification among a sample of Chinese human resource management professionals (N = 220). The results of a survey study showed that career adaptability predicted perceived overqualification through a dual-path model: On the one hand, career adaptability positively predicted employees' perceived delegation, which had a subsequent negative effect on perceived overqualification. At the same time, career adaptability also positively predicted career anchor in challenge, which in turn positively predicted overqualification. This dual-path mediation model provides a novel perspective to understand the mechanisms through which career adaptability affects perceived overqualification, and demonstrates the coexistence of opposite effects in this process. In addition, the results also showed that the effects of perceived delegation and career anchor in challenge on perceived overqualification were stronger among employees with a higher (vs. lower) level of organizational tenure. These findings carry implications for both career development theories and organizational management practices.

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > School of Hospitality and Tourism Management
Authors :
AuthorsEmailORCID
Yang, WUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Guan, YUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Lai, XUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
She, ZUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Lockwood, AJUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Date : 28 August 2015
Identification Number : 10.1016/j.jvb.2015.08.007
Uncontrolled Keywords : Career construction theory Career adaptability Perceived overqualification
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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 : 07 Oct 2015 08:21
Last Modified : 07 Oct 2015 08:21
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/808711

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