Ambition at work and career satisfaction : the mediating role of taking charge behavior and the moderating role of pay

dc.contributor.author El Baroudi, Sabrine
dc.contributor.author Fleisher, Chen
dc.contributor.author Khapova, Svetlana N.
dc.contributor.author Jansen, Paul
dc.contributor.author Richardson, Julia
dc.date.accessioned 2020-03-05T12:33:16Z
dc.date.available 2020-03-05T12:33:16Z
dc.date.copyright 2017
dc.date.issued 2017
dc.description This article is not available at CUD collection. The version of scholarly record of this Article is published in Career Development International (2017), available online at: https://doi.org/10.1108/CDI-07-2016-0124. en_US
dc.description.abstract Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to examine the moderating role of pay in the relationship between employee ambition and taking charge behavior, and its subsequent effects on employee career satisfaction. Design/methodology/approach: A two-wave quantitative investigation was conducted among alumni of a large public university in the Netherlands. Findings: The results show that taking charge behavior mediates the positive relationship between employee ambition and career satisfaction. They also show that pay positively moderates this mediation, such that the relationship between employee ambition and taking charge behavior is stronger when ambitious employees receive an increase in pay, leading to increased career satisfaction. Conversely, a decrease in pay does not moderate ambitious employees’ taking charge behavior and the impact on their career satisfaction. Research limitations/implications: The study draws on self-report data collected in one country: the Netherlands. Practical implications: The study highlights the importance of pay for higher job involvement, demonstrating its impact on taking charge behavior among employees with higher levels of ambition. Originality/value: This is the first empirical study to examine the impact of pay on employees’ taking charge behavior and the subsequent implications for career satisfaction. © 2017, © Emerald Publishing Limited. en_US
dc.identifier.citation El Baroudi, S., Fleisher, C., Khapova, S. N., Jansen, P., & Richardson, J. (2017). Ambition at work and career satisfaction: The mediating role of taking charge behavior and the moderating role of pay. Career Development International, 22(1), 87–102. https://doi.org/10.1108/CDI-07-2016-0124 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 13620436
dc.identifier.uri http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/CDI-07-2016-0124
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12519/195
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Emerald Group Publishing Ltd. en_US
dc.relation Authors Affiliations: El Baroudi, S., School of Graduate Studies, Canadian University Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates; Fleisher, C., Utrecht School of Economics, Utrecht University, Utrecht, Netherlands; Khapova, S.N., Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, VU University Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands; Jansen, P., Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, VU University Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands; Richardson, J., School of Management, Curtin Business School, Curtin University, Perth, Australia
dc.relation.ispartofseries Career Development International;Vol. 22, no. 1
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dc.subject Ambition en_US
dc.subject Career satisfaction en_US
dc.subject Pay en_US
dc.subject Taking charge en_US
dc.title Ambition at work and career satisfaction : the mediating role of taking charge behavior and the moderating role of pay en_US
dc.type Article en_US
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