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Social support and career psychological states: an integrative model of person-environment fit

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posted on 2015-12-10, 00:00 authored by Zhou (Joe) 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 ninetynine 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. Multigroup 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

Pagination

1 - 19

Publisher

Sage Publications

Location

London, Eng.

ISSN

1069-0727

eISSN

1552-4590

Language

eng

Notes

In press

Publication classification

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

Copyright notice

2015, The Author(s)