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Title: Reassessing the protean career concept: empirical findings, conceptual components, and measurement
Authors: Gubler, Martin
Arnold, John
Coombs, Crispin
Keywords: Protean career concept
New careers
Literature review
Career orientation
Measurement
Issue Date: 2013
Publisher: © John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
Citation: GUBLER, M., ARNOLD, J. and COOMBS, C., 2013. Reassessing the protean career concept: empirical findings, conceptual components, and measurement. Journal of Organizational Behavior, 35 (S1), pp. S23-S40
Abstract: The protean career concept is a widely acknowledged contemporary career model, but conceptual and empirical analysis of the model is scarce. We provide an integrative literature review of empirical research and note that the research is hampered by inconsistent use of terminology and methodological limitations. First, we show that the two protean metacompetencies-adaptability and identity-have been relatively neglected as the research has evolved. Second, we describe how preexisting protean measures are limited in covering the full range of the concept. Finally, we draw on career theory to suggest four conceptual components as a basis for future model development and offer suggestions for research that tests the utility of the protean career concept in relation to other similar constructs. © 2013 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
Description: This article was published in the serial Journal of Organizational Behavior [© John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.] The definitive version is available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/job.1908
Version: Accepted for publication
DOI: 10.1002/job.1908
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/14407
Publisher Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/job.1908
ISSN: 0894-3796
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