Influence Factor of Tertiary Students’ Employability Awareness Adjust Industry 4.0

Volume 4 - Issue 3
Chun-Mei Chou Chien-Hua Shen Hsi-Chi Hsiao Tsu- Chuan Shen
Pages: 64-72 Download Count : 408 View Count: 516 DOI Number 10.17220/ijpes.2017.03.007 Facebook Share on Google+ Save to Zotero Save to Mendeley


This study aims to analyze the correlation (N=621) among tertiary students’ career planning, e-recruiting adoption acceptance, and employability awareness in Taiwan. Tertiary students’ perceived career planning includes four factors, namely, self-appraisal, job expectancy, goal selection, and problem solving. E-recruiting adoption acceptance includes four factors, namely, playfulness, ease of use, effectiveness, and usefulness. Employability awareness includes four factors, namely, personal adaptability , employability ambition, career identity, and labour market. Participants responded to a 5-point Likert-type scale for each factor. Analysis was conducted using the structural equation modeling (SEM), and a good model fit was found for both the measurement and structural models. Research findings demonstrate that tertiary students’ career planning significantly and directly influences employability awareness. Career planning significantly and indirectly influences employability awareness by e-recruiting adoption acceptance. Tertiary students’ career planning and e-recruiting adoption acceptance fit the influence model and empirical data of employability awareness. Implications of this study, including the value of student self-assessment of their skills and utility of the e-recruiting to underpin personal career development planning and inform graduate recruitment processes, are discussed and recommendations made.


  • tertiary students
  • career planning
  • e-recruiting adoption acceptance
  • employability awareness
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