Article Type: Research
Individual aspect of career adaptability: its relationship with personality traits and affection
Ali Eryılmaz, Ahmet Kara
Objective: The aim of this study was to examine the relationship between career adaptability with multidimensional perfectionism personality traits and trait anxiety.

Method: Cross-sectional and quantitative research methods were used in this study. A total of 183 undergraduate students, 106 female and 77 male, participated in the study. These participants were identified by convenient sampling method. Data were collected using the Multidimensional Perfectionism Scale, Career Adaptability Scale, and Trait Anxiety Inventory. In the statistical analysis of the data, student t-test and multiple regression analysis techniques were used.

Results: A Significant relationships between career plan and self-directed perfectionism and trait anxiety [R=0.26, R2=0.7, F=3.38; p<0.01] were found. When the t-test results on the meaningfulness of the regression coefficient are examined, self-directed perfectionism (ß=0.23) and trait anxiety (ß=-0.17) were significant predictors of career planning (p<0.01). Self-directed perfectionism and trait anxiety explain about 7% of the total variance of the career plan. There was a significant relationship between career exploration with self-directed perfectionism, social perfectionism, and trait anxiety [R=0.45, R2=0.20, F=11.52, p<0.01]. When the t-test results on the meaningfulness of the regression coefficient are examined, self-directed perfectionism (ß=0.43), social perfectionism (ß=-0.24), and trait anxiety (ß=-0.26) were significant predictors of career adaptability (p<0.01). Self-directed perfectionism, social perfectionism, and trait anxiety explain about 20% of the total variance of career adaptability.

Conclusions: Multidimensional types of perfectionism have been found to be related to the different dimensions of career adaptability. This point of study has produced significant results for the individual aspect of career adaptability.

Key words: career adaptability, self-oriented perfectionism, others-oriented perfectionism, social perfectionism
Journal of Mood Disorders (JMOOD) 2017;7(4):212-8
Online ISSN: 2146 -2380
Print ISSN: 2146-1473
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