ERIC Number: EJ783012
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Oct
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Employability during Unemployment: Adaptability, Career Identity and Human and Social Capital
McArdle, Sarah; Waters, Lea; Briscoe, Jon P.; Hall, Douglas T.
Journal of Vocational Behavior, v71 n2 p247-264 Oct 2007
Recently, Fugate et al. [Fugate, M., Kinicki, A. J., & Ashforth, B. E. (2004). Employability: A psycho-social construct, its dimensions, and applications. "Journal of Vocational Behavior, 65"(1), 14] defined employability as a psycho-social construct comprised of three dimensions: (i) adaptability; (ii) career identity; and (iii) human and social capital. The aim of the current paper was to empirically test Fugate et al.'s model in a sample of 416 unemployed Australians (n=126 for longitudinal sample). Specifically, this research explored employability in relation to three aspects of unemployment: (1) self-esteem during unemployment; (2) job search during unemployment; and (3) re-employment (at a 6-month follow-up). Overall, the results of this longitudinal study provide broad support for the psycho-social construct of employability and demonstrate its applicability to the unemployment context.
Descriptors: Unemployment, Employment Potential, Social Capital, Human Capital, Foreign Countries, Self Esteem, Longitudinal Studies, Job Search Methods
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Location: Australia