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Title: An analysis of the determinants of job search effort
Authors: Ng, Jia Wen
Nah, Lay Han
Chan, Carmen Hiu Gwan
Keywords: DRNTU::Business
Issue Date: 2013
Abstract: To more wholly engage the workforce is to be able to attract, motivate and retain employees. This study focused on 5 factors influencing job search effort: learning goal orientation, calling, career aspirations, job search self-efficacy and employment commitment. A longitudinal study was conducted on a cohort of 1084 accountancy and business graduating job seekers. Of the 1084 job seekers, 245 of them completed both the Time 1 survey, which measured learning goal orientation, job search self-efficacy and employment commitment and the Time 2 survey, which measured the job search effort of the individuals. Through this study, we found that learning goal orientation, calling, leadership, job search self-efficacy and employment commitment had a positive relationship with job search effort. Of the 5 factors, job search self-efficacy had the largest influence on the variance of job search effort. Our study on graduating job seekers hopes to bring about a better understanding of what attracts potential talents so that organizations can better utilize their recruitment funds.
Rights: Nanyang Technological University
Fulltext Permission: restricted
Fulltext Availability: With Fulltext
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