The positive mutually reinforcing dynamics of career-adaptive attributes in career human agency

African Journal of Career Development

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Title The positive mutually reinforcing dynamics of career-adaptive attributes in career human agency
Creator Coetzee, Melinde Mbiko, Headman N.
Subject career psychology; industrial/organisational psychology career adaptability; career agility; career human agency; career resilience; career satisfaction; psychological capital.
Description Background: Empirical research on career-adaptive attributes that elucidate the dynamic interplay between resources of career self-reactiveness and career self-reflectiveness in career human agency theory (CHAT) is scant.Objectives: The objective of the study was to assess the simultaneous interplay between constructs of career self-reactiveness (career adaptability, psychological capital, career agility) and constructs of career self-reflectiveness (career resilience and career satisfaction).Methods: The cross-sectional canonical correlational design of the study involved a random sample of black African employees (N = 412) in a South African public service government organisation.Results: Adaptive readiness, goal-directed adaptability and career forethought and intentionality in goal achievement emerged as four common synthetic themes that illustrated the mutually reinforcing dynamics among the study variables.Conclusion: The reciprocal associations among the study variables offer promising support for career counselling interventions that apply the CHAT. The findings may guide the use of career assessments for career-adaptive behaviours that help cultivate career human agency.Contribution: The study contributed to career development in the African context by enriching understanding of the role of individuals’ adaptive readiness, goal-directed adaptability, career forethought and career intentionality in agentic career goal achievement.
Publisher AOSIS
Contributor None
Date 2023-09-11
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion —
Format text/html application/epub+zip text/xml application/pdf
Identifier 10.4102/ajcd.v5i1.71
Source African Journal of Career Development; Vol 5, No 1 (2023); 11 pages 2617-7471 2709-7420
Language eng
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Coverage South Africa 2020s world of work Race; gender
Rights Copyright (c) 2023 Melinde Coetzee, Headman N. Mbiko