Exploring the relationship between person–environment fit, innovative work behavior, and subjective career success in the contemporary workplace
The data was collected by means of an electronic survey administered on the Qualtrics platform. The sample was obtained through non-probability sampling methods, specifically purposive and snowball sampling (n = 492).
The first section of the survey required participants to report important biographical information such as their age, gender, race, home language, highest qualification, years of working experience and managerial level. Depending on the question, the participants were required to complete this section in the format of either nominal or ordinal scales.
The researcher then used the multidimensional Subjective Career Success Inventory (SCSI) to measure subjective career success. This instrument comprises an eight-factor model, including the factors recognition, quality work, meaningful work, influence, authenticity, personal life, growth and development, and satisfaction. The instrument consisted of 24 items, i.e. each subscale contained three items. The participants were required to indicate the degree to which they agreed/disagreed with each item. The ratings ranged between 1 (strongly disagree) and 5 (strongly agree)
The researcher also used the Perceived Fit Scale (PFS) to measure person–environment fit. The scale comprised three factors: person–organisation fit, needs–supplies fit and demands–abilities fit. This instrument consisted of nine items, with each subscale containing three items. Participants were required to indicate the degree to which they agreed/disagreed with each item using a five-point Likert scale. The ratings ranged between 1 (strongly disagree) and 5 (strongly agree).
To measure innovative work behaviour in this study, the researcher used the Innovative Work Behaviour Self-report. Participants were required to indicate the frequency with which they were required to conduct each item in their workplace. The ratings ranged between 1 (never) and 7 (always).
Department/UnitHuman Resource Management
Sustainable Development Goals
- 3 Good Health and Well-Being
- 8 Decent Work and Economic Growth