Antecedents of Career Success of the Civil Servants

(Case Study at District Level of Bappeda in Aceh Province)

  • Cut Maitriani, Abdul Rahman Lubis, Sofyan, T. Meldi Kesuma


Career success or the dynamics of a career journey from beginning to success are an inseparable part of an employee who works in an organization. This study aims to analyze the influence of CC, SWLB, and CSAT on the success of a career through the direct and mediating effects of WLB and CSAT in the Development Planning Agency at Sub-National Level (Bappeda) at both provincial level and district/ city level in Aceh Province.

The population of this study was all staff working at the provincial Bappeda and 23 districts/ cities in Aceh. The respondents of this study were all 347 staff actively working at the agency, taken by purposive sampling technique. Data analysis tools used in this study were quantitative analysis using the CFA (Confirmatory Factor Analysis), SEM (Structural Equation Model) with AMOS and SPSS for descriptive analysis.

The findings indicated that CC has a direct effect on CS and its effect will increase if they are moderated by SWLB. For CSAT variable, it plays a partially moderating role because as a moderator, its existence will reduce and decrease the effect of career commitment on career success. Limitations in this study indicated that it is recommended that the number of respondents be increased, variations in research units, as well as other factors outside the variables in this study, such as the factor of political authority (because the unit of analysis is a government institution). In addition, because SWLB is a new construct it needs to be tested on different demographic characteristics and research objects, such as other non-profit entities, or different countries due to differences in culture and prevailing norms.