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How Employability Attributes Mediate the Link Between Knowledge Workers’ Career Adaptation Concerns and Their Self-Perceived Employability:

Published on May 6, 2019in Psychological Reports1.023
· DOI :10.1177/0033294119844981
Melinde Coetzee23
Estimated H-index: 23
(UNISA: University of South Africa),
Louise Engelbrecht1
Estimated H-index: 1
(UNISA: University of South Africa)
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The study examines employability attributes as psychological mechanisms that explain the link between the career adaptation concerns and self-perceived employability of a sample of professionally q...
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