Academic engagement and achievement predict career adaptability

Jesus Alfonso Daep DATU, Jet Uy BUENCONSEJO

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Abundant evidence indicates that personality, social, cultural, and contextual factors predict career adaptability. However, little research attends to the roles of academic engagement and achievement in career adaptability, especially in non‐Western cultural contexts. We examined the associations of perceived academic engagement dimensions (i.e., behavioral and emotional engagement) and academic achievement with facets of career adaptability among 324 Filipino high school students. Results of hierarchical regression analyses demonstrate that, after controlling for age and gender, behavioral engagement served as the strongest predictor of concern, curiosity, confidence, and control. In addition, perceived academic achievement was the weakest predictor of career adaptability dimensions. Our findings underscore the benefits of integrating active involvement in school‐related tasks to foster career adaptability in high school student populations. Copyright © 2021 by the National Career Development Association. All rights reserved.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)34-48
JournalThe Career Development Quarterly
Issue number1
Early online date04 Mar 2021
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2021


Datu, J. A. D., & Buenconsejo, J. U. (2021). Academic engagement and achievement predict career adaptability. The Career Development Quarterly, 69(1), 34-48. doi: 10.1002/cdq.12247


  • Academic achievement
  • Academic engagement
  • Career adaptability
  • Filipino students
  • High school
  • PG student publication


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