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Understanding the trait basis of career adaptability: A two-wave mediation analysis among Chinese university students
Guan, Yanjun1; Dai, Xiang2; Gong, Qing3; Deng, Yufan4; Hou, Yuansi1; Dong, Zhilin5; Wang, Luhua6; Huang, Zheng7; Lai, Xin8
2017-08-01
Source PublicationJOURNAL OF VOCATIONAL BEHAVIOR
ISSN0001-8791
SubtypeArticle
Volume101Issue:0Pages:32-42
Abstract

To investigate the mechanisms through which the basic traits (big-five personality and approach/avoidance traits) predict career adaptability, and develop a more systematic view of the components of career adaptivity, we conducted a two-wave survey study among 206 Chinese university students. Drawing on career construction theory and the distal-proximal framework of motivation, we incorporated core self-evaluation (CSE), proactive personality and learning goal orientation (LGO) as the key mediators and tested their relations with basic traits and career adaptability. It was found that these dispositional predictors (measured at Time 1) account for 43% (adjusted R-2) of the variance in career adaptability (measured at Time 2). In addition, CSE mediates the effects of conscientiousness, neuroticism, approach and avoidance traits on career adaptability; LGO and proactive personality mediate the effects of openness to experience, conscientiousness as well as approach trait on career adaptability. When the three mediators (CSE, LGO and proactive personality) are put into the model, only extraversion has a remaining direct effect on career adaptability. Implications of the findings are discussed.

KeywordCareer adaptability Big-five personality Approach/avoidance traits
DOI10.1016/j.jvb.2017.04.004
Indexed BySSCI
Language英语
Funding OrganizationNational Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC)(71102107)
WOS Research AreaPsychology
WOS SubjectPsychology, Applied
WOS IDWOS:000405063700003
WOS HeadingsSocial Sciences
WOS KeywordADAPT-ABILITIES SCALE ; CORE SELF-EVALUATIONS ; FORM PSYCHOMETRIC PROPERTIES ; GOAL ORIENTATION ; PROACTIVE PERSONALITY ; BIG-5 PERSONALITY ; JOB-PERFORMANCE ; EFFICACY ; SUCCESS ; VALIDATION
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Document Type期刊论文
Identifierhttp://ir.psych.ac.cn/handle/311026/21639
Collection中国科学院心理健康重点实验室
Affiliation1.Univ Durham, Business Sch, Durham, England
2.Peking Univ, Student Career Ctr, Beijing, Peoples R China
3.Renmin Univ China, Sch Labor & Human Resources, Beijing, Peoples R China
4.Rutgers State Univ, Sch Management & Labor Relat, Newark, NJ USA
5.Peking Univ, Sch Govt, Beijing, Peoples R China
6.UNSW, Business Sch, Sch Management, Kensington, NSW, Australia
7.Chinese Acad Sci, Inst Psychol, CAS Key Lab Mental Hlth, Beijing, Peoples R China
8.Xi An Jiao Tong Univ, Sch Management, Xian, Shaanxi Provinc, Peoples R China
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Guan, Yanjun,Dai, Xiang,Gong, Qing,et al. Understanding the trait basis of career adaptability: A two-wave mediation analysis among Chinese university students[J]. JOURNAL OF VOCATIONAL BEHAVIOR,2017,101(0):32-42.
APA Guan, Yanjun.,Dai, Xiang.,Gong, Qing.,Deng, Yufan.,Hou, Yuansi.,...&Lai, Xin.(2017).Understanding the trait basis of career adaptability: A two-wave mediation analysis among Chinese university students.JOURNAL OF VOCATIONAL BEHAVIOR,101(0),32-42.
MLA Guan, Yanjun,et al."Understanding the trait basis of career adaptability: A two-wave mediation analysis among Chinese university students".JOURNAL OF VOCATIONAL BEHAVIOR 101.0(2017):32-42.
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