Employer requirements and employability mindsets influencing graduate workers’ self-confidence in gaining employment

African Journal of Career Development


 
 
Field Value
 
Title Employer requirements and employability mindsets influencing graduate workers’ self-confidence in gaining employment
 
Creator Coetzee, Melinde Ferreira, Nadia Potgieter, Ingrid L.
 
Subject career psychology; employability Employability; graduate worker; graduateness; employability qualities; mindsets of employability; marketability; entrepreneurial orientation; networking/job search behaviour; self-confidence in gaining employment.
Description Background: Little is known about when (under which mindset conditions) graduate workers’ self-confidence in gaining employment increases.Objective: The current study explored the interaction effects between employers’ importance attached to graduate workers’ graduateness and employability qualities, and graduate workers’ mindsets of marketability, entrepreneurial orientation and networking or job search orientation in predicting their self-confidence in gaining employment.Method: The study was exploratory and cross-sectional in nature, involving (N = 153) predominantly black African (71%) graduate-level workers employed in the South African services industry.Results: Hierarchical moderated regression analysis showed significant moderation effects on the mindsets of entrepreneurial orientation and marketability.Conclusion: The findings added new insights to the employability research literature by introducing the influencing role of the prospective employee’s own mindset in raising intrinsic self-confidence in gaining employment, while also triggering extrinsic self-confidence in employability in the link with employers’ requirements for graduateness and employability qualities.
 
Publisher AOSIS
 
Contributor
Date 2019-10-09
 
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion —
Format text/html application/epub+zip text/xml application/pdf
Identifier 10.4102/ajcd.v1i1.4
 
Source African Journal of Career Development; Vol 1, No 1 (2019); 10 pages 2617-7471 2709-7420
 
Language eng
 
Relation https://ajcd.africa/index.php/ajcd/article/view/4/18 https://ajcd.africa/index.php/ajcd/article/view/4/17 https://ajcd.africa/index.php/ajcd/article/view/4/19 https://ajcd.africa/index.php/ajcd/article/view/4/16
 
Coverage South Africa 21st century world of work African; early career; male and female
Rights Copyright (c) 2019 Melinde Coetzee, Nadia Ferreira, Ingrid L. Potgieter https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0