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Trait gratitude and subjective career success: the mediating roles of growth mindset and network breadth

Trait gratitude and subjective career success: the mediating roles of growth mindset and network... Building on the broaden-and-build theory and incorporating a self-regulatory perspective, this study examines the relationship between trait gratitude and subjective career success and investigates the mediating roles of growth mindset of work and career network breadth.Design/methodology/approachTime-lagged data were collected in three waves from a sample of 314 employees in China. Hypotheses were tested using structural equation modeling.FindingsThe findings demonstrate that trait gratitude is positively related to SCS, mediated by growth mindset of work as an indicator of psychological resources and career network breadth as an indicator of social resources. Trait gratitude is more strongly associated with network breadth (i.e., social resources) than with growth mindset (i.e., psychological resources).Practical implicationsOrganizations may find trait gratitude an applicable addition to the selection criteria during the recruitment process.Originality/valueBy identifying trait gratitude as an antecedent of SCS and revealing its underlying mechanisms, the current study points to a new perspective on the study of career success. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Career Development International Emerald Publishing

Trait gratitude and subjective career success: the mediating roles of growth mindset and network breadth

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Copyright
© Emerald Publishing Limited
ISSN
1362-0436
DOI
10.1108/cdi-07-2022-0188
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Abstract

Building on the broaden-and-build theory and incorporating a self-regulatory perspective, this study examines the relationship between trait gratitude and subjective career success and investigates the mediating roles of growth mindset of work and career network breadth.Design/methodology/approachTime-lagged data were collected in three waves from a sample of 314 employees in China. Hypotheses were tested using structural equation modeling.FindingsThe findings demonstrate that trait gratitude is positively related to SCS, mediated by growth mindset of work as an indicator of psychological resources and career network breadth as an indicator of social resources. Trait gratitude is more strongly associated with network breadth (i.e., social resources) than with growth mindset (i.e., psychological resources).Practical implicationsOrganizations may find trait gratitude an applicable addition to the selection criteria during the recruitment process.Originality/valueBy identifying trait gratitude as an antecedent of SCS and revealing its underlying mechanisms, the current study points to a new perspective on the study of career success.

Journal

Career Development InternationalEmerald Publishing

Published: Jun 8, 2023

Keywords: Trait gratitude; Subjective career success; Growth mindset of work; Breadth of networks; Broaden-and-build theory

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