Career commitment and subjective career success: the moderating role of career-enhancing strategies


EKMEKÇİOĞLU E. B. , Erdogan M. Y. , Sokmen A.

International Journal of Manpower, vol.41, no.8, pp.1287-1305, 2020 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 41 Issue: 8
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.1108/ijm-07-2018-0230
  • Journal Name: International Journal of Manpower
  • Journal Indexes: Social Sciences Citation Index, Scopus, Academic Search Premier, ABI/INFORM, Business Source Elite, Business Source Premier, EconLit, Educational research abstracts (ERA), INSPEC
  • Page Numbers: pp.1287-1305
  • Keywords: Career commitment, Subjective career success, Career-enhancing strategies, PROTEAN CAREER, MEDIATING ROLE, ORGANIZATIONAL RESEARCH, PROACTIVE PERSONALITY, CONTENT INNOVATION, CUTOFF CRITERIA, PREDICTORS, ANTECEDENTS, MANAGEMENT, PROFESSIONALS

Abstract

© 2020, Emerald Publishing Limited.Purpose: The purpose of this study is to test the moderating role of career-enhancing strategies (CESs) in the relationship between career commitment (CC) and subjective career success (CS). Design/methodology/approach: Data were collected from 217 full-time employees working for three different sectors in Ankara, Turkey. The participants were asked to respond to a self-reported survey. The hypotheses were tested using a hierarchical regression analysis. Findings: The results indicated that CC had a significant and positive effect on subjective CS. Furthermore, the positive relationship between CC and subjective CS was stronger for employees with a high level of self-nomination and for employees with a high level of networking. However, creating career opportunities did not moderate the effects of CC on subjective CS. Research limitations/implications: Because this study had a cross-sectional research design, causality cannot be established among the study variables. Practical implications: The findings suggest a better understanding of the way CC is able to affect subjective CS through the networking and self-nomination CESs. Originality/value: This study is original, in that no previous studies have investigated the moderating role of CESs in the relationship between CC and subjective CS.