Document Type

Journal Article

Department/Unit

Department of Management

Language

English

Abstract

Career adaptability manifests itself through 4 self-regulated internal resources for coping with occupational challenges and transitions: concern, control, curiosity, and confidence. Few studies have examined career adaptability specifically in the Hong Kong context. The Career Adapt-Abilities Scale–China Form (CAAS-China; Hou, Leung, Li, Li, & Xu, 2012) was administered, along with measures of selfesteem and social support, to 522 Hong Kong Chinese undergraduate students. Results indicated that the CAAS-China is a reliable and valid instrument for use with these students. Data also showed that self-esteem was strongly associated with career adaptability, and this relationship was partially mediated by perceived social support. Implications for careers counseling in universities and colleges are discussed.

Keywords

career adaptability, self-esteem, social support, Career Adapt-Abilities Scale

Publication Date

6-2018

Source Publication Title

Career Development Quarterly

Volume

66

Issue

2

Start Page

94

End Page

106

Publisher

Wiley

DOI

10.1002/cdq.12118

Link to Publisher's Edition

https://doi.org/10.1002/cdq.12118

ISSN (print)

08894019

ISSN (electronic)

21610045

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