The Association between Job Positions, Work Experience and Career Satisfaction: The Case of Malaysian’s Academic Staff

  •  Siti Meriam Ali    
  •  Mohd Rizaimy Shaharudin    
  •  Azyyati Anuar    


This study aims to investigate on the association between the human capital and the subjective career success among Malaysian’s academic university staff. Career success is viewed as comprising two components; an objective career success and a subjective career success. Knowledge of career success helps individuals developed appropriate strategies for career development, whereas, at the organization levels, knowledge of the career success helps a manager to design and implement effective career systems. It was discovered that both dimensions of human capital (work experience and job position) were not significant to subjective career success (career satisfaction). Perhaps, there might be some reasons that can best explain on such phenomena that cause low career satisfaction, which is unarguably best known to the academician themselves. Future research should focus on the investigation into the causes which can possibly draw a full picture of the overall situations in the scope of research in career success.

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