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Social Support and Career Psychological States: An Integrative Model of Person–Environment Fit

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posted on 2024-06-13, 10:26 authored by Z Jiang
This study examined the mediating role of person–environment (P-E) fit in the relationships of perceived social support (PSS) with perceived employability and career decision self-efficacy (CDSE). The moderating role of gender was also tested in the PSS and P-E fit relationship and in the P-E fit mediated relationships of PSS with perceived employability and CDSE. Seven hundred and ninety-nine Chinese university students returned usable questionnaires. Data were analyzed using structural equation modeling (SEM). Results demonstrated that P-E fit fully mediated the relationship between PSS and perceived employability and partially mediated the PSS–CDSE relationship. Multi-group SEM revealed that the relationship between PSS and P-E fit was stronger among males than among females. This gender difference also contributed to the gender difference in the indirect relationships of PSS with perceived employability and CDSE via P-E fit, such that these indirect relationships were stronger for males than for females.

History

Journal

Journal of Career Assessment

Volume

25

Pagination

219-237

Location

London, Eng.

ISSN

1069-0727

eISSN

1552-4590

Language

English

Notes

In press

Publication classification

C Journal article, C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal

Copyright notice

2015, The Author(s)

Issue

2

Publisher

SAGE PUBLICATIONS INC