Professional vitality and career success: Mediation, age and outcomes

Yehuda Baruch, Shmuel Grimland, Eran Vigoda-Gadot

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We propose a model that explains the complex phenomenon of successful career at work, and focuses on the antecedents of professional vitality at the workplace. The model sheds light on the role of professional vitality as an essential ingredient for successful careers. Using a survey design, we tested our model with a sample of 545 managers and professionals. The findings suggest effects of career attitudes on career outcomes, mediated by professional vitality. The relationship between professional vitality and age at work environment forms an inverse U shape curve, peaking at age of fifties, an optimistic note for the global aging workforce.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)518-527
Number of pages10
JournalEuropean Management Journal
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jun 2014


  • Age and work
  • Career success
  • Professional vitality
  • Protean career

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Strategy and Management


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