Here, There, & Everywhere: Development and Validation of a Cross-Culturally Representative Measure of Subjective Career Success

Jon P. Briscoe, Robert Kaše, Nicky Dries, Anders Dysvik, Julie Unite, Ifedapo Adeleye, Maike Andresen, Eleni Apospori, Olusegun Babalola , Silvia Bagdadli, K. Övgü Çakmak-Otluoğlu, Tania Casado, Jean-Luc Cerdin, Jong-Seok Cha, Katharina Chudzikowski, Silvia Della Russo, Petra Eggenhofer-Rehart, Fei Zhangfeng, Martina Gianecchini, Martin GublerTim (Douglas) Hall, Ruth Imose, Ida Rosnita Ismail, Svetlana Khapova, Najung Kim, Philip Lehmann, Evgenia Lysova, Sergio Madero, Debbie Mandel, Wolfgang Mayrhofer, Biljana Bogićević Milikić, Sushanta Kumar Mishra, Chikae Naito, Ana D. Nikodijević , Astrid Reichel, Noreen Saher, Richa Saxena, Nanni Schleicher, Florian Schramm, Yan Shen, Adam Smale, Vivien Supangco, Pamela Agata Suzanne, Mami Taniguchi, Marijke Verbruggen, Jelena Zikic

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Subjective career success continues to be a critical topic in careers scholarship due to ever changing organizational and societal contexts that make reliance upon external definitions of success untenable or undesirable. While various measures of subjective career success have been developed, there is no measure that is representative of multiple nations. In this study, we develop and validate a new subjective career success scale, which is unique from currently available measures in that it was developed and validated across a broad representation of national cultures. We validated the scale across four phases and several studies cumulatively involving 18,471 individual respondents from 30 countries based upon the GLOBE and Schwartz cultural clusters. This scale allows for addressing career success differences both within and across cultures. It is also easily applicable in everyday practice for companies operating in multi-country contexts. We explore theoretical and practical implications.
Original languageEnglish
Article number103612
Number of pages23
JournalJournal of Vocational Behavior
Early online date9 Jul 2021
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2021


  • Career success
  • Cross-cultural
  • Scale development

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Applied Psychology
  • Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management
  • Life-span and Life-course Studies


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