Roobol, Conny Pruijt, Hans Koster, Ferry Leijten, Fenna Ruby Marie
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[Journal:] International Journal of Business Science & Applied Management (IJBSAM) [ISSN:] 1753-0296 [Volume:] 16 [Issue:] 2 [Publisher:] International Journal of Business Science & Applied Management [Place:] s.l. [Year:] 2021 [Pages:] 64-88
International Journal of Business Science & Applied Management, s.l.
This four-year longitudinal study examines how two facets of employability - professional ability and developmental proactivity - are linked to career events among workers ages 45 years and older. We construe employability as a personal resource that predicts a higher likelihood of experiencing positive career events and a lower likelihood of experiencing negative ones. Results reveal that developmental proactivity leads to a higher probability of internal promotion, while professional ability leads to a lower probability of salary loss, demotion, and unemployment. The findings indicate that these two facets of employability can offer critical insights for understanding the career events of older workers.
employability personal resources career resources longitudinal design older workers