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CDSE model and employability

CDSE model and employability

Molyn, Joanna ORCID: 0000-0002-8309-5062, Mundy, Julia ORCID: 0000-0001-7970-3507, Kuenzel, Sven and Gray, David E. ORCID: 0000-0002-3881-5083 (2022) CDSE model and employability. [Working Paper] (Unpublished)

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The study proposes the employability model that links career decision self-efficacy with job seeking behaviours of Higher Education students. It tests the relationships between career decision self-efficacy and preparatory and active job seeking behaviours; and with students’ job search intensity, mediated by gender and ethnicity. It uses Social Cognitive Career Theory (SCCT) as its theoretical framework. The study finds that career decision self-efficacy predicts students’ job seeking behaviours and that students’ job seeking behaviours are mediated by their ethnicity and gender. It is the first study of this kind that links career decision self-efficacy with students’ employability efforts. The proposed moderation mediation model offers the following contributions to research and practice. First, our research offers an employability model for Higher Education students that incorporates students’ career decision self-efficacy and that tests for gender and ethnicity. Second, we provide statistically validated employability efforts measures.

Item Type: Working Paper
Uncontrolled Keywords: CDSE, employability
Faculty / School / Research Centre / Research Group: Faculty of Business
Faculty of Business > Centre for Work and Employment Research (CREW)
Faculty of Business > Centre for Work and Employment Research (CREW) > Work & Employment Research Unit (WERU)
Faculty of Business > Department of Accounting & Finance
Last Modified: 10 May 2019 22:54

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