Competencies for the contemporary career: Development and preliminary validation of the Career Competencies Questionnaire.

J. Akkermans, V. Brenninkmeijer, M. Huibers, R.W.B. Blonk

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Abstract

A new and promising area of research has recently emerged in the field of career development: career competencies. The present article provides a framework of career competencies that integrates several perspectives from the literature. The framework distinguishes between reflective, communicative, and behavioral career competencies. Six career competencies are discerned: reflection on motivation, reflection on qualities, networking, self-profiling, work exploration, and career control. Based on this framework, we developed the Career Competencies Questionnaire (CCQ) and preliminarily validated it in two samples of young employees between 16 and 30 years of age. The results provided initial support for the content, factorial, discriminant, and incremental validity of the CCQ. We hope to stimulate further discussion, research, and development of interventions in the area of career development. Implications for theory and practice are also discussed. © Curators of the University of Missouri 2012.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)245-267
Number of pages22
JournalJournal of Career Development
Volume40
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013

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