Reconceptualizing Career Success
Journal of Organizational Behavior, Vol. 26, pp. 105-111, 2005
Posted: 25 Jun 2008 Last revised: 11 Jul 2008
A cursory search of the literature yields literally thousands of books and articles about career success in one form or another. Even when the search is narrowed to social science journal articles combining 'career' and 'success,' well over 1000 "hits" can be obtained from sources such as ISI's Social Sciences Citation Index and PsycINFO. Perhaps this should not be any great surprise, considering how central the word 'success' is to life in Western society. Few questions stop one in one's tracks as effectively as: "Am I successful?", "Have I been a failure?", or "What has been the price of my success?"
Keywords: Career success, context, change
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