Linking perceived social support, career adaptability, and innovative behavior: A two-wave study

Rençber I., Paşaoğlu Baş D.

CAREER DEVELOPMENT QUARTERLY, vol.71, no.3, pp.162-174, 2023 (SSCI)

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 71 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2023
  • Doi Number: 10.1002/cdq.12330
  • Journal Indexes: Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, ABI/INFORM, Business Source Elite, Business Source Premier, EBSCO Education Source, Education Abstracts, Psycinfo
  • Page Numbers: pp.162-174
  • Anadolu University Affiliated: Yes


Based on the career construction model of adaptation,this study examined the relationships of career adaptabil-ity with measures of adaptivity, and adaptation results.Specifically, we investigated the link among perceivedsocial support, career adaptability, and innovative behav-ior in the Turkish context. Data were collected from 171employees. Results indicated that perceived social sup-port positively affected career adaptability, as expected.Contrary to expected, there was no significant relation-ship between innovative behavior and career adaptabilityand social support. In addition, career adaptability did notact as a mediator in the association of social support andinnovative behavior. Implications and directions for futureresearch were discussed.