Proactive Motivation And Engagement In Career Behaviors: Investigating Direct, Mediated, And Moderated Effects

Title

Proactive Motivation And Engagement In Career Behaviors: Investigating Direct, Mediated, And Moderated Effects

Creator

Hirschi A; Lee B; Porfeli E J; Vondracek F W

Publisher

Journal of Vocational Behavior

Date

2013
2013-08

Description

Proactive career behaviors become increasingly important in today's career environment, but little is known about how and when motivational patterns affect individual differences. In a six-month longitudinal study among German university students (Study 1; N = 289) it was demonstrated that motivation in terms of "can do" (self-efficacy and context beliefs), "reason to" (autonomous career goals), and "energized to" (positive affect) significantly predicted career behaviors. Contrary to expectation, negative context beliefs had a positive effect when combined with other motivational states. Study 2 replicated and extended those results by investigating whether "can do" motivation mediates the effect of proactive personality and whether those effects are conditional upon the degree of career choice decidedness. We tested a moderated multiple mediation model with a unique sample of 134 German students, assessed three times, each interval being 6 weeks apart. The results showed that effects of proactivity were partially carried through higher self-efficacy beliefs but not context beliefs. Supporting a moderation model, indirect effects through self-efficacy beliefs were not present for students with very low decidedness. (C) 2013 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

Subject

affect; affect schedule panas; career; Career counseling; Career management; construct-validity; efficacy; engagement; exploration; goal attainment; happen; high-school-students; Motivation; negative; Proactivity; Psychology; self-concordance; things; vocational identity

Format

Journal Article or Conference Abstract Publication

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Pages

31-40

Issue

1

Volume

83

Citation

Hirschi A; Lee B; Porfeli E J; Vondracek F W, “Proactive Motivation And Engagement In Career Behaviors: Investigating Direct, Mediated, And Moderated Effects,” NEOMED Bibliography Database, accessed April 21, 2021, https://neomed.omeka.net/items/show/10200.

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