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Challenging job experiences and career success: a perspective of stress mindset
Challenging job experiences
|Issue Date: ||2020-08-03 17:56:43 (UTC+8)|
Challenging job experiences (CJE) refer to assigning work activities which beyond employees’ current competences to motivate employees to think about current situations in alternative ways, or to develop their knowledge and ability initiatively through solving challenging work situations. While most of the past research emphasized on the bright side of CJE, some argued about the negative influences on employees based on the transactional stress theory, which suggested alleviating negative consequences of CJE through positive stress coping strategies or adapting to stressors directly. This study tries to raise awareness on the individual’s belief on stress, also known as stress mindset, and proposes a mediated moderation model of CJE. The model examines whether the interaction effect of CJE and employees’ stress mindset of job is associated with employees’ personal resources and the distinctive mediated moderation effect may further help employees achieve career success. Sample of 396 Taiwan full-time employees with total tenure above 6 months were collected through two-wave questionnaires, which yields 59% of valid response rate, the results indicate that personal resources can predict career success significantly. However, the stress mindset on job doesn’t show expectant moderating effect, thus fails to validate the mediated moderation model. The present study also conducts additional analysis and finds out that organizational-based self-esteem mediates the relationship between CJE and career success. Finally, research contributions, limitations and future research directions are discussed.
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