This study examines whether jobs that enable competence development and a constructive leadership style enhance workers' employabiliry or career potential through their assumed positive relationship with work-related flow (absorption, work enjoyment, and intrinsic work motivation). The authors conducted an explorative study with 303 pairs of employees and their direct supervisors working in a Dutch building company. Results indicate that self-ratings of learning value of the current job and transformational leadership have an indirect relationship with supervisor ratings of employability through work-related flow.
Career Development Quarterly
Department of Industrial and Organizational Psychology

van der Heijden, B., & Bakker, A. (2011). Toward a mediation model of employability enhancement: A study of employee-supervisor pairs in the building sector. Career Development Quarterly, 59(3), 232–248. Retrieved from