Get 20M+ Full-Text Papers For Less Than $1.50/day. Start a 14-Day Trial for You or Your Team.

Learn More →

Probing the role of psychosocial career mechanisms in the harmonious work passion-career satisfaction link

Probing the role of psychosocial career mechanisms in the harmonious work passion-career... The purpose of this paper is to explore the association of harmonious work passion with career satisfaction, while probing the mediating role of employees’ psychological career resources and career preoccupations as important psychosocial career mechanisms in this association.Design/methodology/approachThis paper is a cross-sectional quantitative study comprising a sample of (n = 550) employees in various South African organisations.FindingsThe current study found that individuals’ career preferences, career drivers, career harmonisers and career adaptation preoccupations are dynamic mechanisms that regulate the link between harmonious passion and career satisfaction.Research limitations/implicationsThe study is located in South Africa and was cross-sectional in design. Generalisation to other occupational contexts and establishing cause-effect relations were not possible.Practical implicationsThis paper demonstrates the usefulness of harmonious work passion as an additional positive psychological construct in understanding the psychosocial motivational career mechanisms that drive employees’ career satisfaction. The mediating role of certain psychological career resources (i.e. flexible career preferences, career drivers and career harmonisers) and career adaptation preoccupations in the link between employees’ harmonious passion and career satisfaction need to be considered in career management support practices.Social implicationsThis paper demonstrates the growing need to better understand the psychosocial mechanisms that influence employees’ career satisfaction.Originality/valueThe study contributed new insights that extend theory and research on the harmonious work passion phenomenon in relation to important career constructs in the work-career context by means of self-determination theory. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Personnel Review Emerald Publishing

Probing the role of psychosocial career mechanisms in the harmonious work passion-career satisfaction link

Personnel Review , Volume 48 (5): 15 – Jul 22, 2019

Loading next page...
 
/lp/emerald-publishing/probing-the-role-of-psychosocial-career-mechanisms-in-the-harmonious-Wi6tz7s0j6
Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Copyright
© Emerald Publishing Limited
ISSN
0048-3486
DOI
10.1108/pr-01-2018-0023
Publisher site
See Article on Publisher Site

Abstract

The purpose of this paper is to explore the association of harmonious work passion with career satisfaction, while probing the mediating role of employees’ psychological career resources and career preoccupations as important psychosocial career mechanisms in this association.Design/methodology/approachThis paper is a cross-sectional quantitative study comprising a sample of (n = 550) employees in various South African organisations.FindingsThe current study found that individuals’ career preferences, career drivers, career harmonisers and career adaptation preoccupations are dynamic mechanisms that regulate the link between harmonious passion and career satisfaction.Research limitations/implicationsThe study is located in South Africa and was cross-sectional in design. Generalisation to other occupational contexts and establishing cause-effect relations were not possible.Practical implicationsThis paper demonstrates the usefulness of harmonious work passion as an additional positive psychological construct in understanding the psychosocial motivational career mechanisms that drive employees’ career satisfaction. The mediating role of certain psychological career resources (i.e. flexible career preferences, career drivers and career harmonisers) and career adaptation preoccupations in the link between employees’ harmonious passion and career satisfaction need to be considered in career management support practices.Social implicationsThis paper demonstrates the growing need to better understand the psychosocial mechanisms that influence employees’ career satisfaction.Originality/valueThe study contributed new insights that extend theory and research on the harmonious work passion phenomenon in relation to important career constructs in the work-career context by means of self-determination theory.

Journal

Personnel ReviewEmerald Publishing

Published: Jul 22, 2019

Keywords: Quantitative; Career satisfaction; Career preoccupations; Harmonious work passion; Psychological career resources

References