We develop and test a conceptual model that investigates the antecedents and outcomes of perceived employability. In the model, volition and self-efficacy are expected to influence employees’ perception of employability, which then affects their work engagement and job satisfaction. We also evaluate the moderating role of job insecurity on the relationships between perceived employability and the two employee outcomes. A data set collected from 414 employees in Hong Kong was employed to test the hypotheses via structural equation modeling (SEM) and moderated regression analysis. Results show that volition and self-efficacy are positively related to perceived employability, and perceived employability in turn positively relates to work engagement and job satisfaction. Besides, perceived employability fully mediates the effect of volition, and partially mediates the effect of self-efficacy, on the two outcome variables. We also find that job insecurity acts as a moderator on the relationships between perceived employability and the employee outcomes.
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- job insecurity
- job satisfaction
- work engagement