Self- and Other-Referent Criteria of Career Success

@article{Heslin2003SelfAO,
  title={Self- and Other-Referent Criteria of Career Success},
  author={Peter A Heslin},
  journal={Journal of Career Assessment},
  year={2003},
  volume={11},
  pages={262 - 286}
}
  • Peter A Heslin
  • Published 1 August 2003
  • Psychology
  • Journal of Career Assessment
Subjective career success is typically measured relative to self-referent criteria, such as a person's career goals and aspirations. Part-time MBA students were asked to evaluate their “career success to this point in time” and to be specific about how they know the extent to which their career is successful. Drawing on Festinger's social comparison theory, this study examined whether they also use other-referent criteria, such as satisfaction with their income relative to their career peers… 

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