The career satisfaction scale: Longitudinal measurement invariance and latent growth analysis

Spurk, Daniel; Abele, Andrea E.; Volmer, Judith (2011). The career satisfaction scale: Longitudinal measurement invariance and latent growth analysis. Journal of occupational and organizational psychology, 84(2), pp. 315-326. Wiley 10.1111/j.2044-8325.2011.02028.x

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The present research analyses the adequacy of the widely used Career Satisfaction Scale (CSS; Greenhaus, Parasuraman, & Wormley, 1990) for measuring change over time. We used data of a sample of 1,273 professionals over a 5-year time period. First, we tested longitudinal measurement invariance of the CSS. Second, we analysed changes in career satisfaction by means of multiple indicator latent growth modelling (MLGM). Results revealed that the CSS can be reliably used in mean change analyses. Altogether, career satisfaction was relatively stable over time; however, we found significant variance in intra-individual growth trajectories and a negative correlation between the initial level of and changes in career satisfaction. Professionals who were initially highly satisfied became less satisfied over time. Theoretical and practical implications with respect to the construct of career satisfaction and its development over time (i.e., alpha, beta, and gamma change) are discussed.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

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

UniBE Contributor:

Spurk, Daniel

Subjects:

100 Philosophy > 150 Psychology

ISSN:

2044-8325

Publisher:

Wiley

Language:

English

Submitter:

Daniel Michael Spurk

Date Deposited:

01 Apr 2015 16:49

Last Modified:

06 Sep 2018 08:58

Publisher DOI:

10.1111/j.2044-8325.2011.02028.x

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.65834

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/65834

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