Yu, C., 2020. Relationship between owner-managers' creative self-efficacy, career involvement and career subjective well-being: Evidence from marine-related enterprises in coastal city. In: Bai, X. and Zhou, H. (eds.), Advances in Water Resources, Environmental Protection, and Sustainable Development. Journal of Coastal Research, Special Issue No. 115, pp. 442-445. Coconut Creek (Florida), ISSN 0749-0208.
The study aimed to investigate relationship between entrepreneurs' creative self-efficacy, career involvement and career subjective well-being, career involvement mediated the relationship between creative self-efficacy and career subjective well-being. Reviews the literature relating to the effects of innovative behavior is presented to provide the basis for the research hypotheses. We surveyed a sample of 130 marine-related enterprises in coastal city (Shenzhen), in China, a wide range of location, regarding their creative self-efficacy, career involvement and career subjective well-being. Variables were measured by subjective and self-described questionnaires. Regression analyses, correlate analyses and so on were used to get the conclusion. The results showed that (1) Creative self-efficacy predicted career subjective well-being. (2) Career involvement as a mediator of the relationship between creative self-efficacy and career subjective well-being. An understanding of the antecedents of subjective well-being could provide decision-making advice for coastal cities to develop innovative behavior of marine-related enterprises. The results of this study had implications for the economic development of coastal cities and the owner-manager innovation behavior and career management of marine-related enterprises. This paper examined the relations among creative self-efficacy and subjective well-being in career field for the first time, and made a valuable contribution to the study of the owner-manager career and innovation literature of marine-related enterprises. This article also had certain reference value to the policy makers who intend to improve the innovation behavior and subjective well-being of the owners-managers of the enterprises in the coastal cities.