Exploring teachers’ career self-management

Authors Piety Runhaar, Machiel Bouwmans, Marjan Vermeulen
Published in Human Resource Development International
Publication date April 2019
Research groups Vocational Education
Type Article


The current study examines how organizational career management – i.e. activities undertaken by schools in order to plan and manage teachers’ careers – relates to teachers’ career self-management – i.e. teachers steering their careers by means of searching for opportunities, networking, or seeking supervisory support. Moreover, it examines the mediating roles of occupational self-efficacy and learning goal orientation in this relationship. Mediation analysis in SPSS, using the PROCESS macro of survey data from 220 Dutch secondary school teachers, showed that positive relationships between organizational career management and career self-management were mediated by occupational self-efficacy and learning goal orientation.

On this publication contributed

  • Machiel Bouwmans | Researcher | Research group Vocational Education
    Machiel Bouwmans
    • Researcher
    • Research group: Organisations in Digital Transition

Language English
Published in Human Resource Development International
Year and volume 22 4
Key words Career self-management, organizational career management, occupational self-efficacy, learning goal orientation, Dutch secondary schools
Digital Object Identifier https://doi.org/10.1080/13678868.2019.1607675
Page range 364-384

Vocational Education