This work was supported by a grant (NRF-2011-330-B00167) from the National Research Foundation of Korea.
A Moderated Mediation Model of Planned Happenstance Skills, Career Engagement, Career Decision Self-Efficacy, and Career Decision Certainty
Version of Record online: 5 MAR 2014
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The Career Development Quarterly
Volume 62, Issue 1, pages 56–69, March 2014
How to Cite
Kim, B., Jang, S. H., Jung, S. H., Lee, B. H., Puig, A. and Lee, S. M. (2014), A Moderated Mediation Model of Planned Happenstance Skills, Career Engagement, Career Decision Self-Efficacy, and Career Decision Certainty. The Career Development Quarterly, 62: 56–69. doi: 10.1002/j.2161-0045.2014.00070.x
- Issue online: 5 MAR 2014
- Version of Record online: 5 MAR 2014
- Manuscript Accepted: 1 JAN 2013
- Manuscript Revised: 13 DEC 2012
- Manuscript Received: 26 AUG 2012
- planned happenstance skills;
- career decision self-efficacy;
- career decision certainty;
- career engagement;
- moderated mediation model
This study examined how college students’ levels of planned happenstance skills influenced the relationships among career engagement, career decision self-efficacy, and career decision certainty. Moderated mediation analysis was used with a sample of 217 Korean undergraduate students. The results indicated that career decision self-efficacy mediated the relationship between career engagement and career decision certainty. Moreover, the positive indirect effect of career engagement on career decision through career decision self-efficacy was strengthened as the level of planned happenstance skills increased. In conclusion, college students’ career engagement strengthens their career decision certainty via career decision self-efficacy when they have enough planned happenstance skills to discover unexpected career opportunities.