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In this chapter, we argue that our understanding of careers can be improved by adopting a multilevel perspective. We first provide a rationale for using multilevel analyses by describing the “multileveled” nature of contemporary careers, with individuals nested within organizations, individuals and organizations nested within geographical boundaries, and time nested within individuals. Next, we describe the basic structure of multilevel (regression) analyses: the nature of the models and the type of parameters they can estimate, and how to conduct multilevel analyses, including different aspects of analyses such as centering, proportion of variance accounted for, statistical power, and software packages for testing multilevel models. We conclude by highlighting two ‘forgotten’ types of nesting that hold particular promise for careers research: individuals nested within occupations, and romantic partners nested within dyads.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHandbook of Research Methods in Careers
PublisherEdward Elgar Publishing Ltd.
Number of pages25
ISBN (Electronic)9781788976725
ISBN (Print)9781788976718
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2021


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