Careers in context: An international study of career goals as mesostructure between societies' career-related human potential and proactive career behaviour

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dc.contributor.author Andresen, Maike
dc.contributor.author Apospori, Eleni
dc.contributor.author Gunz, Hugh
dc.contributor.author Suzanne, Pamela Agata
dc.contributor.author Taniguchi, Mami
dc.contributor.author Lysova, Evgenia I.
dc.contributor.author Adeleye, Ifedapo
dc.contributor.author Babalola, Olusegun
dc.contributor.author Bagdadli, Silvia
dc.contributor.author Bakuwa, Rhoda
dc.contributor.author Bogićević Milikić, Biljana
dc.contributor.author Bosak, Janine
dc.contributor.author Briscoe, Jon P.
dc.contributor.author Cha, Jong-Seok
dc.contributor.author Chudzikowski, Katharina
dc.contributor.author Cotton, Richard
dc.contributor.author Dello Russo, Silvia
dc.contributor.author Dickmann, Michael
dc.contributor.author Dries, Nicky
dc.contributor.author Dysvik, Anders
dc.contributor.author Eggenhofer-Rehart, Petra
dc.contributor.author Fei, Zhangfeng
dc.contributor.author Ferencikova, Sonia
dc.contributor.author Gianecchini, Martina
dc.contributor.author Gubler, Martin
dc.contributor.author Hackett, Denisa
dc.contributor.author Hall, Douglas T.
dc.contributor.author Jepsen, Denise
dc.contributor.author Övgü Çakmak-Otluoğlu, Kadriye
dc.contributor.author Kaše, Robert
dc.contributor.author Khapova, Svetlana
dc.contributor.author Kim, Najung
dc.contributor.author Lazarova, Mila
dc.contributor.author Lehmann, Philip
dc.contributor.author Madero, Sergio
dc.contributor.author Mandel, Debbie
dc.contributor.author Mayrhofer, Wolfgang
dc.contributor.author Mishra, Sushanta Kumar
dc.contributor.author Naito, Chikae
dc.contributor.author Nikodijević, Ana D.
dc.contributor.author Parry, Emma
dc.contributor.author Reichel, Astrid
dc.contributor.author Rozo Posada, Paula Liliana
dc.contributor.author Saher, Noreen
dc.contributor.author Saxena, Richa
dc.contributor.author Schleicher, Nanni
dc.contributor.author Shen, Yan
dc.contributor.author Schramm, Florian
dc.contributor.author Smale, Adam
dc.contributor.author Unite, Julie
dc.contributor.author Verbruggen, Marijke
dc.contributor.author Zikic, Jelena
dc.date.accessioned 2020-07-10T16:32:18Z
dc.date.available 2020-07-10T16:32:18Z
dc.date.copyright 2019 en_US
dc.date.issued 2019
dc.identifier.citation Andresen, M., Apospori, E., Gunz, H., Suzanne, P. A., Taniguchi, M., Lysova, E. I., … & Zikic, J. (2019). Careers in context: An international study of career goals as mesostructured between societies’ career-related human potential and proactive career behaviour. Human Resource Management Journal, 30(3), 365-391. https://doi.org/10.1111/1748-8583.12247. en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://doi.org/10.1111/1748-8583.12247
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1828/11914
dc.description.abstract Careers exist in a societal context that offers both constraints and opportunities for career actors. Whereas most studies focus on proximal individual and/or organisational‐level variables, we provide insights into how career goals and behaviours are understood and embedded in the more distal societal context. More specifically, we operationalise societal context using the career‐related human potential composite and aim to understand if and why career goals and behaviours vary between countries. Drawing on a model of career structuration and using multilevel mediation modelling, we draw on a survey of 17,986 employees from 27 countries, covering nine of GLOBE's 10 cultural clusters, and national statistical data to examine the relationship between societal context (macrostructure building the career‐opportunity structure) and actors' career goals (career mesostructure) and career behaviour (actions). We show that societal context in terms of societies' career‐related human potential composite is negatively associated with the importance given to financial achievements as a specific career mesostructure in a society that is positively related to individuals' proactive career behaviour. Our career mesostructure fully mediates the relationship between societal context and individuals' proactive career behaviour. In this way, we expand career theory's scope beyond occupation‐ and organisation‐related factors. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Human Resource Management Journal en_US
dc.subject career meosostructure en_US
dc.subject career-related human potential en_US
dc.subject careers en_US
dc.subject importance of financial achievements en_US
dc.subject model of career structuration en_US
dc.subject proactive career behaviour en_US
dc.subject societal context en_US
dc.title Careers in context: An international study of career goals as mesostructure between societies' career-related human potential and proactive career behaviour en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.description.scholarlevel Faculty en_US
dc.description.reviewstatus Reviewed en_US

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