Professional trajectories, individual characteristics and staying satisfied and healthy

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Serval ID
serval:BIB_15985A3BF465
Type
Article: article from journal or magazin.
Collection
Publications
Institution
Title
Professional trajectories, individual characteristics and staying satisfied and healthy
Journal
Journal of Career Development
Author(s)
Johnston C. S., Maggiori C., Rossier J.
Publication state
Published
Issued date
05/2015
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Pages
18
Language
english
Abstract
Staying satisfied and healthy in the face of a complex and uncertain professional world is a priority for individuals. This article examines the contribution of personality traits, career adaptability, and prior well-being as predictors of well-being over 1 year in four different professional trajectory groups: those who remained employed, those who experienced a professional change, those who moved from unemployment to employment, and those who remained unemployed. Results show meaningful differences between these groups in terms of well-being over 1 year. Employed individuals have higher life satisfaction and self-rated health than unemployed individuals. Regaining employment contributes to improved well-being. Different professional situations correspond to varying levels of career adaptability, suggesting it may be a precursor for career changes. Personality traits and career adaptability predict well-being over time, but the strongest predictor of future well-being is prior well-being. Results are discussed in light of career development, personality, and well-being theory.
Keywords
personality, career adaptability, life satisfaction, self-rated health, professional trajectories
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19/06/2015 12:38
Last modification date
20/08/2019 12:44
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