Ingratiation as an adapting strategy: its relationship with career adaptability, career sponsorship, and promotability

Sibunruang, Hataya, Garcia, Patrick Raymund James M. and Tolentino, Laramie R. (2016) Ingratiation as an adapting strategy: its relationship with career adaptability, career sponsorship, and promotability. Journal of Vocational Behavior, 92 February: 135-144. doi:10.1016/j.jvb.2015.11.011


Author Sibunruang, Hataya
Garcia, Patrick Raymund James M.
Tolentino, Laramie R.
Title Ingratiation as an adapting strategy: its relationship with career adaptability, career sponsorship, and promotability
Journal name Journal of Vocational Behavior   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0001-8791
1095-9084
Publication date 2016-02-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/j.jvb.2015.11.011
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 92
Issue February
Start page 135
End page 144
Total pages 10
Place of publication Maryland Heights, MO United States
Publisher Academic Press
Language eng
Abstract Guided by the Career Construction Theory (Savickas, 2013), our research model posits that individuals rely on their adaptability resources and implement adapting responses, in the form of ingratiation, to increase their promotability at work. In addition, the indirect relationship between career adaptability and promotability via ingratiation is further strengthened by high career sponsorship. The research model was tested and the translated Career Adapt-Abilities Scale (CAAS) Thailand form was validated using a cross-sectional survey of 265 subordinate–supervisor dyads. Results demonstrate adequate levels of internal consistency (ɑ = .96) and the factor structure corresponded with prior CAAS international validation. The moderated mediation model was supported and as expected: (a) ingratiation, as an adapting response, mediated the positive relationship between career adaptability and promotability, and (b) the mediated relationship between career adaptability and promotability via ingratiation was stronger for individuals with higher career sponsorship. Taken together, the findings support the cross-national measurement equivalence and utility of CAAS in non-Western and developing countries. More importantly, our study offers the groundwork for understanding adapting responses and the augmenting role of career-specific contextual support.
Keyword Career adaptability
Adaptive behaviors
Ingratiation
Career sponsorship
Promotability
Career success
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

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