The contemporary investigation was conducted with aimed to
investigate the relationship of proactive personality and careerism.
The said relationship was not tested in isolation rather it has been tested with the
inclusion of career self-efficacy as a mediator and two moderators (openness to
experience, extroversion). It was basically an attempt to build/ analyze the relationship
of proactive personality with careerism which was not
fully captured in the previous literature. In addition, the
current study conducted a comparative analysis for
male and female to identify the proactive behaviors in
handling their careers. The population for the current
was study selected from different private FMCG related
firms. The analysis revealed that proactive personality
has a significant relationship with careerism. Female
respondents report lower proactive behavior than male.
Overall the results supported three hypotheses and the
one related to moderation was rejected.
1-Shazia Akhtar Associate Professor, Department of Management Sciences, SZABIST, Islamabad, Pakistan.2-Muhammad Faisal Malik Ph.D. Scholar,Department of Management Sciences,SZABIST, Islamabad, Pakistan.3-Muhammad Asim Afridi Associate Professor Department of Management Sciences, COMSATS University, Abbottabad Campus, KP, Pakistan.
Proactive Personality, Career Self -Efficacy, Extroverts, Openness to Experience, Gender and Careerism.