Organisational career growth: implications for future perceived employability in students who work

Creed, Peter A. and Hood, Michelle and Bagley, Louella and Brough, Paula and Bialocerkowski, Andrea and Machin, M. Anthony ORCID: and Winterbotham, Sonya ORCID: (2022) Organisational career growth: implications for future perceived employability in students who work. International Journal of Educational Research, 112:101950. pp. 1-13. ISSN 0883-0355


Little is known about the role that work organisations play in the career development of working students. We tested a serial effects model (N = 235; mean age 23 years; 70% female) with antecedents to organisational career growth (self-management, supervisor support, work demands, job-fit, job-relevance), and immediate (work-study conflict/facilitation) and future-focused outcomes (perceived employability). Results indicated supervisor support and job relevance were related to more organisational career growth (59% of variance), which was related directly, and indirectly via work-study conflict (21%) and facilitation (24%), to perceived employability (24%). Work-study conflict and facilitation were highlighted as potential mechanisms for explaining the organisational career growth/employability relationship. The study extends research on organisational career growth to working students and has implications for theory and practice.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current – Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences - School of Psychology and Wellbeing (1 Jan 2022 -)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Institute for Resilient Regions - Centre for Health Research (1 Apr 2020 -)
Date Deposited: 21 Mar 2022 23:36
Last Modified: 22 Mar 2022 01:28
Uncontrolled Keywords: Job relevance; Organisational career growth; Perceived employability; Supervisor support; Work-study conflict; Work-study facilitation
Fields of Research (2020): 52 PSYCHOLOGY > 5201 Applied and developmental psychology > 520104 Industrial and organisational psychology (incl. human factors)
52 PSYCHOLOGY > 5201 Applied and developmental psychology > 520102 Educational psychology
39 EDUCATION > 3903 Education systems > 390303 Higher education
Socio-Economic Objectives (2020): 16 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 1601 Learner and learning > 160102 Higher education
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