Employability-oriëntatie van studenten en voorgenomen baanzoekgedrag | Amsterdam University Press Journals Online
Volume 20, Issue 2
  • ISSN: 0921-5077
  • E-ISSN: 1875-7235


Employability orientation of college students

Employability orientation of college students

K. van Dam, L. van der Zanden & Valeria Piras, Gedrag & Organisatie, volume 20, June 2007, nr. 2, pp.

Based on Fugate, Kinicki and Ashforth's (2004) employability model, we investigated students' employability-oriëntation: what is their attitude toward their flexibility and availability in their study and future work situation, and how does this employability-orientation relate to intended job search behavior? Data from 109 students showed that the aspects of personal adaptability (learning orientation, core-self evaluations, and extraversion) had positive relationships with employability-orientation. And whereas career-planning showed a positive relationship, career commitment showed a negative relationship with employability-orientation. In turn, employability-orientation predicted intended job search behavior. In addition, education and work practice made a difference. The findings have theoretical and practical relevance.


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