How Supervisory Support For Career Development Impacts Self-Efficacy And Career Satisfaction? The Moderating Role Of Task Proficiency

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Muhammad Qaiser Shafi , Ashiq Ali , Nida Kamal , Dr. Sajeela Rabbani and Rabia Tasawar


The current study investigates the impact of supervisory support for career development towards career satisfaction of employees through the mediating and moderating role of self-efficacy and task proficiency respectively. Various individual characteristics may differentially affect the effects of supervisory support on subordinate’s career satisfaction. In addressing these issues, researcher draws upon conservation of resource theory to identify an important yet neglected individual resource i.e. self-efficacy in the form of valuable ability as a contingency of the effects of supervisory support on employee’s career satisfaction. This study is quantitative in nature. Using convenience sampling technique, the data has been gathered from 212 employees working in NGO sector, Pakistan. The statistical analysis has been carried out via Smart PLS and SPSS. The current study confirms that there is a positive and significant impact of supervisory support on the career satisfaction of employees. Self-efficacy was found to act as mediator between the relationship of supervisory support and career satisfaction. The results reveal that task proficiency doesn’t act as a moderator. Furthermore, the research limitations, future directions and managerial implications have been discussed.

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