Career Success and Its Predictors: Comparing between Canadian and Chinese

Chen Yu


Purpose–The purpose of this study was to investigate the difference between Canadian and Chinese about career
success, and what are predictors of career in their eyes.
Design/Methodology–A sample of 121 employees in Canada and China is surveyed. Data analyses are used to
test the hypotheses. Career success was measured by subjective, that is career satisfaction.
Findings–1) Career success can be measured by subjective feeling. 2) There are significant difference in career
success between Canadian and Chinese. 3) There were three main predictors of career success, which were
education, personality and perception of organizational support.
Implications–Knowledge of the different attitude on the predictors of career success between Canadian and
Chinese should provide certain advantages to understand the culture of the two countries.
Originality/Value–This paper makes a valuable contribution to the career success literatures by investigating
kinds of predictors of career success.

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