Obstacles open the door—Negative shocks can motivate individuals to focus on opportunities

Published on Dec 1, 2019in Frontiers of Business Research in China
· DOI :10.1186/S11782-019-0067-9
Jin Feng (RUC: Renmin University of China), Wenxia Zhou (RUC: Renmin University of China)+ 1 AuthorsMengyi Li (RUC: Renmin University of China)
By responding to the call for research on negative career shocks and future time perspective, this study regarded internal social capital as a tool of resource retention which shifts attention to negative career shocks’ positive effects. We test a moderated mediation model which illustrates the effect of negative career shocks on focus on opportunities—positive dimension of occupational future time perspective. Results revealed that internal social capital acts as the mediator between negative career shocks and focus on opportunities, and organizational embeddedness moderats the mediation effect. The relationship is stronger when individuals are highly embedded in organizations.
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