Proactive Personality and Decent Work Among Racially and Ethnically Diverse Working Adults

Richard P. Douglass, Kelsey L. Autin, Aysenur Buyukgoze-Kavas, Nicholas P. Gensmer

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

2 Scopus citations

Abstract

Building from the psychology of working framework, we examined the moderating role of proactive personality in the attainment of decent work among a sample of racially and ethnically diverse employed adults in the United States (N = 238). We tested our hypotheses using structural equation modeling and found experiences of marginalization and economic constraints to have indirect associations with decent work via work volition. We also found marginalization, work volition, and career adaptability to have direct associations with decent work but found no support for proactive personality as a moderating mechanism. Our findings contribute to the growing literature examining how contextual variables are associated with securing decent work among diverse groups. We discuss practical implications along with future directions for research related to the psychology of working.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)512-528
Number of pages17
JournalJournal of Career Assessment
Volume28
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1 2020

Keywords

  • decent work
  • economic constraints
  • marginalization
  • proactive personality
  • psychology of working
  • volition

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Proactive Personality and Decent Work Among Racially and Ethnically Diverse Working Adults'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this