Employability of employees on the labour market.
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This research focuses on the relationship between perceived employability and career paths. Perceived employability covers how people estimate their own chances in finding a new job. Career path refers to the kind of transitions an individual can make during their career. Can perceived employability be used as a predictor for the career path of an individual? In line with the Lifespan Theory of Control, a moderating effect of age on the relationship between perceived employability and job search behavior is expected. Job search behavior (e.g. search intensity, salary flexibility) is influenced by one’s perceived employability and influences one’s career path. Sequence and cluster analyses are used to create a typology from the objective career paths. This typology was then used as the dependent variable in multinomial logistic regression analyses, with perceived internal or external employability as the independent variable and several control variables. In the search for an answer, six hypotheses were investigated. The results support the Lifespan Theory of Control.