Impact of Proactive Personality on Career Adaptability and Intentions for Expatriation


  • Irfan Hameed Iqra University
  • Sanam Brohi Institute of Business Management
  • Atif Shahab Institute of Business Management


adaptability, international, personality, expatriation, career


Decision-making about career direction is an important part of an individual’s life, which requires careful consideration and adaptability in order to meet specific career expectations and needs. Therefore, it is imperative to look for factors that can influence career adaptability. Guided by career construction theory, this research study explored the impact of a proactive personality on career adaptability. The mediating effect of resilience between proactive personality and career adaptability, the mediating effect of cultural intelligence between intentions on expatriate career and career adaptability, and the moderating role of gender between intentions for an expatriate career and career adaptability were examined. Findings revealed useful insights for understanding the relationships between career adaptability and intentions for pursuing an expatriate career.


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Hameed, I., Brohi, S. ., & Shahab, A. . (2020). Impact of Proactive Personality on Career Adaptability and Intentions for Expatriation. Canadian Journal of Career Development, 19(1), 4–14. Retrieved from