Criteria of Career Success Among Chinese Employees: Developing a Multidimensional Scale With Qualitative and Quantitative Approaches

Wenxia Zhou, Jianmin Sun, Yanjun Guan, Yuhui Li, Jingzhou Pan

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Abstract

The current research aimed to develop a multidimensional measure on the criteria of career success in a Chinese context. Items on the criteria of career success were obtained using a qualitative approach among 30 Chinese employees; exploratory factor analysis was conducted to select items and determine the factor structure among a new sample of Chinese employees (N = 550); confirmatory factor analysis was conducted among another sample of Chinese employees (N = 199). The results showed that Chinese employees regard intrinsic fulfillment, external compensation, and work-life balance as the major components of career success. The developed scale showed good reliability and structure validity. Implications for future research on career success were discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)265-277
Number of pages13
JournalJournal of Career Assessment
Volume21
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 2013
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • grounded theory
  • objective career success
  • subjective career success

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Applied Psychology
  • General Psychology
  • Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management

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