The Role of Personal and Social Factors at Impression Management’s Impact on Career Success
TOYGAR, Şükrü Anıl
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The aim of this study is to examine the impact of personal and social factors such; EQ (Emotional Quotient), self-respect and social comparison on the impression management's impact on subjective career success and also to ascertain health care personnel's opinions on career success. The research has been conducted in 6 major hospitals with 330 health care workers in Konya, province of Turkey. Bolino and Turnley's (1999) impression management scale; Greenhaus, Parasuraman and Wormley's (1990) career success scale; Rosenberg's self-esteem scale and Gibbon and Buunk's (1999) social comparison orientation scale have been used.The results show that impression management does not have an impact on career success directly, rather it affects on social comparison variables. Social comparison variables constitute a direct link between impression management and career success. The results of the study reveal that other variables such as; EQ and self-esteem have no impact on this relationship.
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