While scholars have devoted considerable attention to proactive career behaviors, little is known about the drivers behind these behaviors. In this study, we build on conservation of resources theory to study nonlinearity in the relationship between (objective and subjective) career success and career crafting behaviors (i.e., proactive career reflection and proactive career construction) using a sample of 702 teaching staff. Both low and high levels of subjective career success related to higher levels of proactive career reflection (i.e., U-shaped relationship), whereas only high levels of subjective career success related to higher levels of proactive career construction (i.e., strengthening quadratic relationship). Moreover, learning value of the job moderated the relationship between subjective career success and both dimensions of career crafting. Our findings indicate that educational institutions should monitor and act on the perceived career success and learning value of their teaching staff to foster their career proactivity.
|Number of pages||15|
|Journal||Journal of Vocational Behavior|
|Early online date||28 Aug 2021|
|Publication status||Published - Oct 2021|
Bibliographical noteFunding Information:
This research was supported by the Ghent University Special Research Fund (BOF); BOF.STG.2019.0015.01 .
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- Career crafting
- Career success
- Conservation of resources
- Learning value of the job
- Proactive career behaviors