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PSYCHOLOGICAL DETERMINANTS OF JOB SEARCH INTENTION AMONG FRESH GRADUATES FOR THE SUPPLY OF LABOUR FORCE IN THE DIGITAL ERA

Noor Zalina Zainal, Hanitahaiza Hairuddin, Amilia Hani Bakhari, Erne Suzila Kassim.

Abstract
This study aims at exploring the psychological determinants that influence job search intention
among fresh graduates. Digital innovations have changed the employment landscape that allows people to have
flexible job opportunities. Building from the theory of planned behaviour, job search attitude, subjective norms,
self-efficacy and perceived behaviour control were predicted to have positive effect on job search intention. A
survey was conducted and the results of the regression test show job search attitude, subjective norms and selfefficacy as determinants to job search intention, but the relationship between perceived behavioural control and
job search intention was found to be negative. In fact, the strongest linkage is between self-efficacy and job
search intention. The findings should alert employers, academic institutions and policy makers of the recent
trend in employment, as the fresh graduates are one of the most valued supply of labour force. The study also
highlights how digital era and the cyber community have shaped the younger generations perception of work
engagement as the transition towards social mobility.

Key words: Job search intentions; job search behaviour; labour force supply; Theory of Planned Behaviour


 
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Noor Zalina Zainal, Hanitahaiza Hairuddin, Amilia Hani Bakhari, Erne Suzila Kassim. PSYCHOLOGICAL DETERMINANTS OF JOB SEARCH INTENTION AMONG FRESH GRADUATES FOR THE SUPPLY OF LABOUR FORCE IN THE DIGITAL ERA. JCR. 2020; 7(16): 854-861. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.16.111


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Noor Zalina Zainal, Hanitahaiza Hairuddin, Amilia Hani Bakhari, Erne Suzila Kassim. PSYCHOLOGICAL DETERMINANTS OF JOB SEARCH INTENTION AMONG FRESH GRADUATES FOR THE SUPPLY OF LABOUR FORCE IN THE DIGITAL ERA. http://www.jcreview.com/?mno=3985 [Access: June 02, 2021]. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.16.111


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Noor Zalina Zainal, Hanitahaiza Hairuddin, Amilia Hani Bakhari, Erne Suzila Kassim. PSYCHOLOGICAL DETERMINANTS OF JOB SEARCH INTENTION AMONG FRESH GRADUATES FOR THE SUPPLY OF LABOUR FORCE IN THE DIGITAL ERA. JCR. 2020; 7(16): 854-861. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.16.111



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Noor Zalina Zainal, Hanitahaiza Hairuddin, Amilia Hani Bakhari, Erne Suzila Kassim. PSYCHOLOGICAL DETERMINANTS OF JOB SEARCH INTENTION AMONG FRESH GRADUATES FOR THE SUPPLY OF LABOUR FORCE IN THE DIGITAL ERA. JCR. (2020), [cited June 02, 2021]; 7(16): 854-861. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.16.111



Harvard Style

Noor Zalina Zainal, Hanitahaiza Hairuddin, Amilia Hani Bakhari, Erne Suzila Kassim (2020) PSYCHOLOGICAL DETERMINANTS OF JOB SEARCH INTENTION AMONG FRESH GRADUATES FOR THE SUPPLY OF LABOUR FORCE IN THE DIGITAL ERA. JCR, 7 (16), 854-861. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.16.111



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Noor Zalina Zainal, Hanitahaiza Hairuddin, Amilia Hani Bakhari, Erne Suzila Kassim. 2020. PSYCHOLOGICAL DETERMINANTS OF JOB SEARCH INTENTION AMONG FRESH GRADUATES FOR THE SUPPLY OF LABOUR FORCE IN THE DIGITAL ERA. Journal of Critical Reviews, 7 (16), 854-861. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.16.111



Chicago Style

Noor Zalina Zainal, Hanitahaiza Hairuddin, Amilia Hani Bakhari, Erne Suzila Kassim. "PSYCHOLOGICAL DETERMINANTS OF JOB SEARCH INTENTION AMONG FRESH GRADUATES FOR THE SUPPLY OF LABOUR FORCE IN THE DIGITAL ERA." Journal of Critical Reviews 7 (2020), 854-861. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.16.111



MLA (The Modern Language Association) Style

Noor Zalina Zainal, Hanitahaiza Hairuddin, Amilia Hani Bakhari, Erne Suzila Kassim. "PSYCHOLOGICAL DETERMINANTS OF JOB SEARCH INTENTION AMONG FRESH GRADUATES FOR THE SUPPLY OF LABOUR FORCE IN THE DIGITAL ERA." Journal of Critical Reviews 7.16 (2020), 854-861. Print. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.16.111



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Noor Zalina Zainal, Hanitahaiza Hairuddin, Amilia Hani Bakhari, Erne Suzila Kassim (2020) PSYCHOLOGICAL DETERMINANTS OF JOB SEARCH INTENTION AMONG FRESH GRADUATES FOR THE SUPPLY OF LABOUR FORCE IN THE DIGITAL ERA. Journal of Critical Reviews, 7 (16), 854-861. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.16.111