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Title: Development and validation of an objective intra-organizational career success measure for managers
Authors: Dries, Nicky ×
Pepermans, R.
Hofmans, J.
Rypens, L. #
Issue Date: May-2009
Publisher: Wiley
Series Title: Journal of Organizational Behavior vol:30 issue:4 pages:543-560
Abstract: This study aimed to develop and validate a new objective measure of intraorganizational career success, i.e. the Managerial Career Success Measure (MCSM). Although there has been a recent emphasis in the careers literature on the subjective career, there is still a need for a valid operationalization of “traditional”, objective career success as this construct is still considered relevant by many occupational and national groups; furthermore, many studies continue to use objective career success as a
(dependent) variable. With regard to content validity, it appears that the measure that was developed incorporates some elements of the commonly used measures of objective
career success (i.e. managerial level, number of promotions, salary and salary progression) whilst steering clear of some of the issues with each of them separately.
Concurrent and discriminant validity were explored by analyzing data from three empirical studies that were carried out in a large heterogeneous managerial population
(N = 1101). Results indicate that the MCSM displays higher levels of content and construct validity than do other, commonly used measures of objective career success.
ISSN: 0894-3796
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Research Centre for Organisation Studies, Leuven
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