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Career adaptability profiles and their relationship to adaptivity and adapting

Published on Jun 1, 2015in Journal of Vocational Behavior 3.39
· DOI :10.1016/j.jvb.2015.03.010
Andreas Hirschi24
Estimated H-index: 24
(University of Bern),
Domingo Valero4
Estimated H-index: 4
(University of Bern)
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Abstract
Research on career adaptability predominantly uses variable-centered approaches that focus on the average effects in terms of the predictors and outcomes within a given sample. Extending this research, the present paper used a person-centered approach to determine whether subgroups with distinct adaptability profiles in terms of concern, control, curiosity and confidence can be identified. We also explored the relationship between the various adaptability profiles and adapting (career planning, career decision-making difficulties, career exploration, and occupational self-efficacy beliefs) and adaptivity (core self-evaluations and proactivity). Using latent profile analysis, we found distinct adaptability profiles among 350 German university students. Students with different profiles differed significantly in their levels of adapting. This finding was confirmed in a second study of 1226 students selected from the same population. In both samples, the adaptability profiles differed mainly in terms of their adaptability levels but not their shape. Moreover, in both samples, the students whose profiles indicated generally higher adaptability showed more adapting compared with the students whose profiles indicated generally lower adaptability. Study 2 also showed that students with higher-adaptability profiles showed significantly higher adaptivity. The results suggest that level effects dominate adaptability profiles, implying the existence of a general adaptability factor within university students that is meaningfully related to adapting and adaptivity.
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Published on Jan 2, 2016in Structural Equation Modeling 4.43
Zsuzsa Bakk7
Estimated H-index: 7
(Tilburg University),
Jeroen K. Vermunt40
Estimated H-index: 40
(Tilburg University)
Recently, several bias-adjusted stepwise approaches to latent class modeling with continuous distal outcomes have been proposed in the literature and implemented in generally available software for latent class analysis. In this article, we investigate the robustness of these methods to violations of underlying model assumptions by means of a simulation study. Although each of the 4 investigated methods yields unbiased estimates of the class-specific means of distal outcomes when the underlying ...
Published on Apr 1, 2015in Journal of Vocational Behavior 3.39
Andreas Hirschi24
Estimated H-index: 24
(University of Bern),
Anne Herrmann9
Estimated H-index: 9
(NU: Northwestern University),
Anita C. Keller7
Estimated H-index: 7
(University of Bern)
The literature on career adaptation is vast and based on a range of different measurement approaches. The present paper aims to explore how different operationalizations of career adaptability in terms of concern, control, curiosity, and confidence are related from a conceptual and empirical standpoint. Based on a cross-sectional analysis with 1260 German university students, we established that the adaptability resources of concern, control, curiosity, and confidence are significantly related t...
Published on Jan 2, 2015in Structural Equation Modeling 4.43
Alexandre J. S. Morin35
Estimated H-index: 35
(ACU: Australian Catholic University),
Herbert W. Marsh120
Estimated H-index: 120
(ACU: Australian Catholic University)
This study compares alternative ways of disentangling the effects of level (the tendency for a person to be high, medium, or low across all factors) and shape (the tendency for a person to have a distinct pattern of factors on which they are high, medium, or low) in profile analyses. This issue is particularly relevant to performance appraisals where it is often useful to identify specific strengths and weaknesses over and above a person global performance, but also to person-centered analyses m...
Published on Dec 1, 2014in Journal of Vocational Behavior 3.39
Ieva Urbanavičiūtė3
Estimated H-index: 3
(Vilnius University),
Antanas Kairys4
Estimated H-index: 4
(Vilnius University)
+ 1 AuthorsAudrone Liniauskaite2
Estimated H-index: 2
(Vilnius University)
Abstract The Career Adapt-Abilities Scale-Lithuanian Form consists of four six-item subscales measuring concern, control, curiosity, and confidence. These are thought to be the main dimensions of career adaptability reflecting individual psychosocial resources to cope with occupational transitions, developmental tasks, and work traumas. Two studies were administered in a sample (N = 767) of Lithuanian high school students. The results showed factor structure to be identical to that of the CAAS-I...
Published on Jul 3, 2014in Structural Equation Modeling 4.43
Tihomir Asparouhov25
Estimated H-index: 25
,
Bengt Muthén70
Estimated H-index: 70
This article discusses alternatives to single-step mixture modeling. A 3-step method for latent class predictor variables is studied in several different settings, including latent class analysis, latent transition analysis, and growth mixture modeling. It is explored under violations of its assumptions such as with direct effects from predictors to latent class indicators. The 3-step method is also considered for distal variables. The Lanza, Tan, and Bray (2013) method for distal variables is s...
Published on Feb 1, 2014in Journal of Vocational Behavior 3.39
Laramie R. Tolentino6
Estimated H-index: 6
(ANU: Australian National University),
Patrick Raymund James M. Garcia11
Estimated H-index: 11
(ANU: Australian National University)
+ 3 AuthorsCarolin Plewa17
Estimated H-index: 17
(University of Adelaide)
Abstract This study examines the psychometric properties of the Career Adapt-Abilities Scale (CAAS) and its relation to adaptivity (i.e., learning goal orientation, proactive personality, and career optimism) among Australian university students (N = 555). Results demonstrated adequate levels of test–retest reliability (r = .61 to .76) and internal consistency (α = .83 to .94) for the CAAS full scale and subscales over a 4-week interval between measurements. Confirmatory factor analysis also sup...
Published on Dec 1, 2013in Journal of Vocational Behavior 3.39
Yanjun Guan18
Estimated H-index: 18
(RUC: Renmin University of China),
Hong Deng8
Estimated H-index: 8
(LSE: London School of Economics and Political Science)
+ 7 AuthorsYuhui Li2
Estimated H-index: 2
(RUC: Renmin University of China)
Based on career construction theory, the current research examined the role of career adaptability in Chinese university graduates' job search process (N = 270). Results from a three-wave survey study showed that the four dimension of career adaptability (measured at wave 1) correlated positively with university graduates' job search self-efficacy (measured at wave 2) and their employment status (measured at wave 3). Among graduates who became employed, career adaptability dimensions also predic...
Published on Dec 1, 2013in Journal of Vocational Behavior 3.39
Claire S. Johnston7
Estimated H-index: 7
(UNIL: University of Lausanne),
Eva C. Luciano6
Estimated H-index: 6
(UZH: University of Zurich)
+ 2 AuthorsJérôme Rossier27
Estimated H-index: 27
(UNIL: University of Lausanne)
Career adapt-ability has recently gained momentum as a psychosocial construct that not only has much to offer the field of career development, but also contributes to positive coping, adjustment and self-regulation through the four dimensions of concern, control, curiosity and confidence. The positive psychology movement, with concepts such as the orientations to happiness, explores the factors that contribute to human flourishing and optimum functioning. This research has two main contributions...
Published on Jan 1, 2013in Swiss Journal of Psychology 0.46
Andreas Hirschi24
Estimated H-index: 24
,
Anne Herrmann9
Estimated H-index: 9
Assessing problems in career decision making among adolescents is important for career guidance and research. The present study is the first to investigate among Swiss adolescents the factor structure and convergent validity in relation to personality of the German-language adaptation of the My Vocational Situation Scale. Two preliminary studies (N = 217) suggested that using a 5-point Likert scale response format would increase scale reliability. The confirmatory factor analyses in the main stu...
Published on Dec 1, 2012in Journal of Vocational Behavior 3.39
J. Koen7
Estimated H-index: 7
(UvA: University of Amsterdam),
Ute-Christine Klehe21
Estimated H-index: 21
(University of Giessen),
Annelies E. M. Van Vianen32
Estimated H-index: 32
(UvA: University of Amsterdam)
The transition from school to work is one of the most critical steps in graduates' careers, as it can determine vocational outcomes and future career success. Yet, these newcomers to the labor market often take longer than regular job seekers to find a suitable job, are more likely to experience a job mismatch and to suffer from underemployment. In this study, we proposed that career adaptability might help remedy this problem. We therefore developed a training aimed at providing graduates with ...
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Published in Current Psychology 1.47
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Estimated H-index: 1
(CUHK: The Chinese University of Hong Kong),
Collins Opoku Antwi1
Estimated H-index: 1
(USST: University of Shanghai for Science and Technology)
+ -3 AuthorsSolomon Kwarteng Forkouh
This study examined the psychometric properties of the Career Adapt-Abilities Scale (CAAS) in Ghana and its associations with individual-level ambidexterity and employees’ service performance. The CAAS International-Form constitutes four sub-scales, each with six items, which measure career concern, career control, career curiosity, and career confidence as self-regulatory resources that could help individuals to effectively manage occupational transitions, developmental tasks, and work roles. W...
Published on May 1, 2019in Management and labour studies
Sayoni Santra (IIT-KGP: Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur), Vijai N. Giri8
Estimated H-index: 8
(IIT-KGP: Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur)
Indian Information Technology (IT) market is going through a dynamic state of existence with employment uncertainties, but simultaneously creating promising opportunities. Amidst such unpredictability and possibilities, Indian IT professionals have been striving hard to build a career identity, demonstrating their capabilities to withstand unforeseen and abrupt vocational shocks. In career construction, such capability comes from career adaptability, reflected through resources of concern, contr...
Published on Apr 1, 2019in Journal of Vocational Behavior 3.39
Katja Wehrle1
Estimated H-index: 1
(University of Giessen),
Mari Kira14
Estimated H-index: 14
(UM: University of Michigan),
Ute-Christine Klehe21
Estimated H-index: 21
(University of Giessen)
Abstract This qualitative study, derived from 36 interviews with refugees in Germany, contributes to the literature on career construction theory by exploring career adaptation in the context of forced migration. We focus on the complexity of refugees' adaptive coping responses and study how refugees resort to and develop these adaptive responses in the host country. Our findings highlight the strong influence of context on refugees' ability to adapt their careers, suggesting that problems in ca...
Published on Feb 28, 2019
Rommel O. Salvador9
Estimated H-index: 9
(CSUF: California State University, Fullerton),
Atul Teckchandani3
Estimated H-index: 3
(CSUF: California State University, Fullerton)
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Eloisa Federici (UvA: University of Amsterdam), Corine Boon12
Estimated H-index: 12
(UvA: University of Amsterdam),
Deanne N. Den Hartog44
Estimated H-index: 44
(UvA: University of Amsterdam)
AbstractThis study aims to investigate whether career adaptability could enhance an employee’s work engagement through job crafting behaviors and to address the role of HR practices in this relationship. Based on career construction theory, we first examine whether career adaptability, as a self-regulatory competency may trigger enhanced job crafting behaviors, which in turn increase employee’s work engagement. Second, we propose a moderation model in which different implemented high-performance...
Published on Dec 19, 2018in Journal of Career Assessment 1.71
Laramie Tolentino (Macquarie University), Hataya Sibunruang2
Estimated H-index: 2
(UQ: University of Queensland),
Patrick Raymund James M. Garcia11
Estimated H-index: 11
(Macquarie University)
This article examines the relationship between career adaptability, self-monitoring, academic effort, and job search self-efficacy among university students. Guided by the career construction and self-monitoring theories, we propose that self-monitoring mediates the relationship between career adaptability and job search self-efficacy. Furthermore, we hypothesize that the indirect relationship is stronger for those with high academic effort. We test our proposed model using two samples (Sample 1...
Published on Dec 1, 2018in Journal of Vocational Behavior 3.39
SuJin Son (Chosun University)
Abstract Drawing on career construction theory, the current study examined the mechanism underlying the relation between career adaptivity (i.e., core self-evaluations and learning goal orientation) and career adaptability by investigating the mediating role of self-reflection. In addition, the moderating role of mentors in the relation between self-reflection and career adaptability was explored. A two-wave survey was conducted on 136 Korean university students. The results indicated that self-...
Published on Dec 1, 2018in South African Journal of Psychology 0.78
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Estimated H-index: 1
(UvA: University of Amsterdam),
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Estimated H-index: 44
(UvA: University of Amsterdam)
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