publication . Article . 2017

Modeling dynamics in career construction: Reciprocal relationship between future work self and career exploration ☆

Guan, Y.; Zhuang, M.; Cai, Z.; Ding, Y.; Wang, Y.; Huang, Z.; Lai, X.;
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  • Published: 01 Aug 2017 Journal: Journal of Vocational Behavior, volume 101, pages 21-31 (issn: 0001-8791, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Elsevier BV
  • Country: United Kingdom
Abstract
In extant research, scholars have treated proactive career behavior (e.g., career exploration) primarily as a consequence of future work self. Yet, emerging evidence provides support for a relationship in the opposite direction, suggesting that career exploration may also be an antecedent. Using a cross-lagged panel design, we empirically tested the reciprocal relationship between future work self and career exploration. In Study 1, we measured both future work self and career exploration at two time points with an 8-week lag among 133 Chinese university students. Results showed that future work self and career exploration are reciprocally related over time. In ...
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free text keywords: Applied Psychology, Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management, Education, Life-span and Life-course Studies, Extant taxon, Panel design, Reciprocal, Social psychology, Psychology, Time lag, Adaptability, media_common.quotation_subject, media_common
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publication . Article . 2017

Modeling dynamics in career construction: Reciprocal relationship between future work self and career exploration ☆

Guan, Y.; Zhuang, M.; Cai, Z.; Ding, Y.; Wang, Y.; Huang, Z.; Lai, X.;