Framework of self-esteem, job-search intensity, and career decision-making self-efficacy for graduating students: an application of the structural equation modeling

Abdullah, Norida (2011) Framework of self-esteem, job-search intensity, and career decision-making self-efficacy for graduating students: an application of the structural equation modeling. Proceeding of the Education Postgraduate Research Seminar. pp. 250-268. ISSN 978-967-0194-17-2

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Abstract

The twenty-first century employers' worldwide require work-ready graduates with desires soft-skills. Among the most highly valued soft-skills sought by Malaysia employers from graduates when entering the workforces are interpersonal skills, self-esteem, problem solving and decision-making and positive job orientation. Thus this research focuses on developing a framework of self(S), Action(A), and Outcome(O) among graduating students. This research examined the relationship between self-esteem, job-search intensity and career decision-making self-efficacy among students. data were collected using a self-reported questionnaire. The questionnaires has three sections which assess 9i)self-esteem, (ii) job-search intensity and 9iii)career decision-making self-efficacy. Overall reliability analyses using Cronbach's Alpha for the content validation of the questionnaire fir three constructs. The questionnaire is reliable and valid to measure self-esteem, job-search intensity and career decision-making self-efficacy. data collected from 678 graduating students were tested with confirmatory factor analysis using AMOS 16.0 to obtain three best-fit measurement models from the three latent variables. Subsequently, the structural equation modeling was applied to test the hypotheses. the results of the study were as follows; (I) evidence of a four-indicators measurement model for self-esteem, (ii) evidence of a six-indicators measurement model for job-search intensity,(iii)evidence of a five-dimension of measurement model for career decision-making self-efficacy (iv) a strong relationship between self-esteem and career decision-making self-efficacy, (v) a positive relationship between self-esteem and job-search intensity, 9vii) evidence for the testing of invariance of a structural model for multigroup analysis, and (viii) a framework of self-esteem, job-search intensity, and career decision-making self-efficacy. implications of the findings for social work practice, research, theory, policy and education were also discussed.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions: Centre for Languages and Human Development > Department of Co-Curriculum Education
Depositing User: DR NORIDA ABDULLAH
Date Deposited: 16 Jul 2013 02:14
Last Modified: 28 May 2015 03:39
URI: http://eprints.utem.edu.my/id/eprint/6024
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