PROACTIVE PERSONALITY AND AGE AT MARRIAGE AS PREDICTORS OF CAREER SUCCESS
Keywords:Career success, proactive personality, marriage, family-work balance
The purpose of the study was to investigate the role of proactive personality and age of marriage on career success as experienced by public servants. A sample of 249 participants with a mean age of 35.15years participated. Using proactive personality scale and career success scale were validated and used for the study. The study found that proactive personality was a significant predictor of career success (β = .23, p< .01), and marriage at an earlier age also predicted career success (β = -.14, p < .01). The paper offers new approach in reconciling cultural expectations and workplace growth. Proactive personality among employees, organisational psychologist can develop career assessment tools and organise career planning workshops to serve as the platform for encouraging employees to actively engage in self-development, goals setting, strategy implementation, and skills development to expand their core competencies and resourcefulness. This study also showed that marrying earlier can be considered an advantage. Further research may however focus on which proactive approach best predicts success and happy employees also considering the role family-work balance can be harnessed to boost career success.