2004
Volume 25, Issue 1
  • ISSN: 0169-2216
  • E-ISSN: 2468-9424

Abstract

Antecedents of future employability among psychology students

Antecedents of future employability among psychology students

The aim of the present study is to investigate possible antecedents of perceived employability in a sample of psychology students (N = 370). Employability is defined as the perceived chances of employment (quantitative employability) or employment according to the educational profile (qualitative employability). The antecedents concern individual characteristics: human capital (study results and the number of repeated years), social capital (educational level of the student's mother and father), attitudes (work involvement) and personality (self-esteem). We furthermore investigate the extent to which contextual variables (the specific study discipline) contribute in explaining variance in perceived employability. The results show that self-esteem and a major in clinical psychology contribute in explaining quantitative employability. Self esteem is positively and a major in clinical psychology is negatively related to quantitative employability. The number of repeated years and a major in clinical psychology are negatively related to qualitative employability, and the mother's educational level and self-esteem are positively related to qualitative employability.

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