Careers in context: An international study of career goals as mesostructure between societies¿ career-related human potential and proactive career behavior

Careers exist in a societal context that offers both constraints and opportunities for career actors. Whereas most studies focus on proximal individual and/or organisational¿level variables, we provide insights into how career goals and behaviours are understood and embedded in the more distal socie...

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Autores Principales: Andresen, M., Apospori, E., Posada, P. et. al.
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Lenguaje:Inglés (English)
Publicado: 2020
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Acceso en línea:http://hdl.handle.net/1992/47103
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spelling ir-1992-471032020-11-04T20:27:11Z Careers in context: An international study of career goals as mesostructure between societies¿ career-related human potential and proactive career behavior Andresen, M. Apospori, E. Posada, P. et. al. Career mesostructure Careers Societal context Proactive career behaviour Careers exist in a societal context that offers both constraints and opportunities for career actors. Whereas most studies focus on proximal individual and/or organisational¿level variables, we provide insights into how career goals and behaviours are understood and embedded in the more distal societal context. More specifically, we operationalise societal context using the career¿related human potential composite and aim to understand if and why career goals and behaviours vary between countries. Drawing on a model of career structuration and using multilevel mediation modelling, we draw on a survey of 17,986 employees from 27 countries, covering nine of GLOBE's 10 cultural clusters, and national statistical data to examine the relationship between societal context (macrostructure building the career¿opportunity structure) and actors' career goals (career mesostructure) and career behaviour (actions). We show that societal context in terms of societies' career¿related human potential composite is negatively associated with the importance given to financial achievements as a specific career mesostructure in a society that is positively related to individuals' proactive career behaviour. Our career mesostructure fully mediates the relationship between societal context and individuals' proactive career behaviour. In this way, we expand career theory's scope beyond occupation¿ and organisation¿related factors. 2020-10-01T16:53:36Z 2020-10-01T16:53:36Z 2019 article publishedVersion http://hdl.handle.net/1992/47103 10.1111/1748-8583.12247 https://doi.org/10.1111/1748-8583.12247 eng openAccess application/pdf instname:Universidad de los Andes reponame:Repositorio Institucional Séneca
institution Universidad de los Andes
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language Inglés (English)
topic Career mesostructure
Careers
Societal context
Proactive career behaviour
spellingShingle Career mesostructure
Careers
Societal context
Proactive career behaviour
Andresen, M.
Apospori, E.
Posada, P. et. al.
Careers in context: An international study of career goals as mesostructure between societies¿ career-related human potential and proactive career behavior
description Careers exist in a societal context that offers both constraints and opportunities for career actors. Whereas most studies focus on proximal individual and/or organisational¿level variables, we provide insights into how career goals and behaviours are understood and embedded in the more distal societal context. More specifically, we operationalise societal context using the career¿related human potential composite and aim to understand if and why career goals and behaviours vary between countries. Drawing on a model of career structuration and using multilevel mediation modelling, we draw on a survey of 17,986 employees from 27 countries, covering nine of GLOBE's 10 cultural clusters, and national statistical data to examine the relationship between societal context (macrostructure building the career¿opportunity structure) and actors' career goals (career mesostructure) and career behaviour (actions). We show that societal context in terms of societies' career¿related human potential composite is negatively associated with the importance given to financial achievements as a specific career mesostructure in a society that is positively related to individuals' proactive career behaviour. Our career mesostructure fully mediates the relationship between societal context and individuals' proactive career behaviour. In this way, we expand career theory's scope beyond occupation¿ and organisation¿related factors.
format Artículo (Article)
author Andresen, M.
Apospori, E.
Posada, P. et. al.
author_facet Andresen, M.
Apospori, E.
Posada, P. et. al.
author_sort Andresen, M.
title Careers in context: An international study of career goals as mesostructure between societies¿ career-related human potential and proactive career behavior
title_short Careers in context: An international study of career goals as mesostructure between societies¿ career-related human potential and proactive career behavior
title_full Careers in context: An international study of career goals as mesostructure between societies¿ career-related human potential and proactive career behavior
title_fullStr Careers in context: An international study of career goals as mesostructure between societies¿ career-related human potential and proactive career behavior
title_full_unstemmed Careers in context: An international study of career goals as mesostructure between societies¿ career-related human potential and proactive career behavior
title_sort careers in context: an international study of career goals as mesostructure between societies¿ career-related human potential and proactive career behavior
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