Publication Type

Journal Article

Version

Postprint

Publication Date

2013

Abstract

This study introduced an individual difference construct of willingness to compromise and examined its implications for understanding and predicting career-related decisions in work settings. In Study 1 (N = 53), critical incidents of career decisions were analyzed to identify commonalities across different types of career-related compromises. In Study 2 (N = 171), an initial 17-item scale was developed and revised. In Study 3 (N = 201), the convergent and criterion-related validity of the scale was examined in relation to specific personality traits, regret, dealing with uncertainty, career adaptability, and a situational dilemma task. Willingness to compromise was negatively related to neuroticism, and positively related to dealing with uncertainty, openness to experience, and career adaptability; it also predicted responses to the situational dilemma task. Results provided support for the reliability and validity of the scale.

Keywords

adaptability, careers, compromise, decision making, satisficing, scale development

Discipline

Cognitive Psychology | Industrial and Organizational Psychology

Research Areas

Psychology

Publication

Journal of Career Assessment

Volume

21

Issue

4

First Page

487

Last Page

501

ISSN

1069-0727

Identifier

10.1177/1069072712475281

Publisher

SAGE

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License.

Additional URL

http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1069072712475281

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