Linking protean career orientation and career decidedness: The mediating role of career decision self-efficacy

Hui LI, Hang-yue NGO, Yue Lok Francis CHEUNG

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Abstract

This study examines the linkage between protean career orientation and career decidedness. It also explores the possible mediating roles of career decision self-efficacy and career adaptability in the above relationship. Several hypotheses are developed and tested with data collected from university students in Hong Kong and the United States. Results of structural equation modeling and bootstrapping indicate that protean career orientation is positively related to career decision self-efficacy and career adaptability. Career decision self-efficacy, but not career adaptability, is found to mediate the relationship between protean career orientation and career decidedness. The two samples show the same structural model results, based on cross-cultural equivalence test.
Original languageEnglish
Article number103322
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Vocational Behavior
Volume115
Early online date21 Jun 2019
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2019

Keywords

  • Protean career orientation
  • Career decidedness
  • Career decision
  • self-efficacy
  • Career adaptability
  • University students
  • Career decision self-efficacy

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