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Self-Perceived Employability and Meaningful Work: The Mediating Role of Courage on Quality of Life

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Faculty of Human and Social Sciences, Kore University, Cittadella Universitaria, 94100 Enna, Italy
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Department of Science of Education, University of Catania, Via Biblioteca 4, 95124 Catania, Italy
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Sustainability 2019, 11(3), 764; https://doi.org/10.3390/su11030764
Received: 31 December 2018 / Revised: 28 January 2019 / Accepted: 31 January 2019 / Published: 1 February 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Psychology of Sustainability and Sustainable Development)
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Abstract

The concept of sustainability, from a psychological point of view, can be related to the promotion of personal resources that help people to find decent and meaningful work and live quality lives. In the psychological concept of sustainability and sustainable development, the sustainability of careers is related not only to individual career management, but also to the possibility for individuals to obtain a good quality of life despite the frequent changes and the unpredictability of the work context. The present study focuses on the constructs of self-perceived employability and meaningful work, analyzing their relationships with workers’ quality of life. An empirical study was conducted on 660 Italian workers using the following measures: Self-perceived employability scale, work and meaning inventory, courage measure, satisfaction with life scale, and the flourishing scale. The results showed direct effects of employability and meaningful work on the indicators of quality of life (life satisfaction and flourishing); moreover, indirect effects of employability and meaningful work on the quality of life were found to be caused by the mediation of courage. View Full-Text
Keywords: employability; meaningful work; courage; life satisfaction; flourishing employability; meaningful work; courage; life satisfaction; flourishing
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Magnano, P.; Santisi, G.; Zammitti, A.; Zarbo, R.; Di Nuovo, S. Self-Perceived Employability and Meaningful Work: The Mediating Role of Courage on Quality of Life. Sustainability 2019, 11, 764.

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