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ERIC Number: EJ1073151
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Oct
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0894-8453
Hope in Adolescent Careers: Mediating Effects of Work Motivation on Career Outcomes in Swiss Apprentices
Valero, Domingo; Hirschi, Andreas; Strauss, Karoline
Journal of Career Development, v42 n5 p381-395 Oct 2015
Being hopeful is critical for individuals who are engaged in vocational pursuits. However, the empirical research examining how and why hope is related to work and career outcomes remains sparse. We evaluate a model that proposes that dispositional hope affects job performance and turnover intentions through increased work motivation in terms of autonomous goals ("reason to" motivation), positive affective experience at work ("energized to" motivation), and occupational self-efficacy beliefs ("can do" motivation). The hypotheses were tested among 590 Swiss adolescents in vocational education and training using path analysis and multiple mediation analyses. The results revealed that hope was positively related to all three motivational states and supervisor-rated job performance and negatively related to turnover intentions. Positive affect mediated the effects of hope on turnover intentions and performance. Autonomous goals mediated the effects of hope on turnover intentions. These results support the importance of hope to employee well-being and organizational outcomes.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Switzerland
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