Academy of Strategic Management Journal (Print ISSN: 1544-1458; Online ISSN: 1939-6104)


What is the Moderating Role of Self-Leadership between Employment Hope and Career Optimism?

Author(s): Vildan Bayram, Mesut Ozt?rak, Aysegul Ozkan, Bulent Akkaya

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Young people studying today will become managers or employees in the near future. In young people planning their careers and realize their goals; It is important that they have career optimism, employment hope, and self-leadership characteristics. The purpose of this study is to examine the regulatory role of self-leadership between employment hope and career optimism. The sample of the study is consisted of students who are studying in private universities in Turkey. In this study, Data were obtained by simple random sampling method from 919 students studying at different levels between December 2019 and February 2021, and a quantitative study was conducted. SPSS 22 and AMOS analysis programs were used to evaluate the obtained data. According to the analysis, it has been concluded that employment hope and career optimism affect self-leadership. Furthermore, the regulatory role of the self-leadership in the relationship between employment hope and career optimism has been identified. In order to create a sustainable career in the changing and transforming new world order, individuals must have the characteristics of self-leadership, employment hope and career optimism and must develop and upgrade these features.

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