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Career commitment and career success: moderating role of emotion perception

June M.L. Poon (Faculty of Business Management, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Bangi, Malaysia)

Career Development International

ISSN: 1362-0436

Article publication date: 1 June 2004



This study examined the moderating effect of emotion perception – a basic component of emotional intelligence – on the relationship between career commitment and career success. White‐collar employees from a diverse set of occupations and organizations in Malaysia were surveyed. Moderated multiple regression results showed that career commitment predicted objective career success (i.e. salary level) only for employees with average to high emotion perception but not for those with low emotion perception. Emotion perception, however, did not moderate the effects of career commitment on subjective career success (i.e. career satisfaction). Implications of the findings and suggestions for future research are discussed.



Poon, J.M.L. (2004), "Career commitment and career success: moderating role of emotion perception", Career Development International, Vol. 9 No. 4, pp. 374-390.



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