Hope as a resource for self-directed career management: Investigatiing mediating effects on proactive career behaviors, life and job satisfaction

Hirschi, Andreas (2014). Hope as a resource for self-directed career management: Investigatiing mediating effects on proactive career behaviors, life and job satisfaction. Journal of happiness studies, 15(6), pp. 1495-1512. Springer 10.1007/s10902-013-9488-x

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ABSTRACT Hope is increasingly recognized as an important psychological resource for career development, yet the empirical research on its functioning in this domain is sparse. This paper describes an investigation of how dispositional hope is related to career decidedness, career planning, and career self-efficacy beliefs and whether these more proximal career attitudes mediate the effects of hope on proactive career behaviors, life satisfaction, and job satisfaction. This investigation was conducted using two independent samples of university students (N = 1,334) and working professionals (N = 233). The results showed that in both samples, hope was significantly related but empirically distinct from career variables. In both samples, hope had a direct effect on proactive career behaviors, partially mediated by more career planning. Hope had significant direct and indirect effects on life satisfaction among students, mediated by the three career development attitudes. Although hope was significantly correlated with job satisfaction among employees, no direct effect of hope was found in the mediation model, but an indirect effect through career decidedness was found. The results suggest that hope is an important resource for proactive career development at different career stages and that the positive relation of hope to life and job satisfaction can partially be attributed to the positive relation between hope and favorable career development attitudes.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

07 Faculty of Human Sciences > Institute of Psychology > Work and Organisational Psychology

UniBE Contributor:

Hirschi, Andreas

Subjects:

100 Philosophy > 150 Psychology
300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology

ISSN:

1389-4978

Publisher:

Springer

Language:

English

Submitter:

Christine Soltermann

Date Deposited:

20 Jan 2015 13:54

Last Modified:

10 Aug 2018 16:22

Publisher DOI:

10.1007/s10902-013-9488-x

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.61802

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/61802

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