Predicting Work Volition Among Undergraduate Students in the United States and Hong Kong

Francis CHEUNG*, Hang-yue NGO, Angel LEUNG

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Abstract

In this study, we examined the relationships among personal resources (i.e., psychological capital, perceived employability, and career resources), constraints, and work volition of university students. Two undergraduate samples from the United States and Hong Kong were collected. In both samples, results showed that personal resources were positively associated with work volition, whereas constraints were negatively related to it. However, moderated regression analysis with the two samples exerted only limited support on the moderating effect of personal resources in mitigating the effect of constraints on work volition. Limitations and implications were also discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Article number089484531880346
JournalJournal of Career Development
Early online date4 Oct 2018
DOIs
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 4 Oct 2018

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Hong Kong
Students
resources
student
employability
Regression Analysis
Economics
Psychology
regression analysis
career
Resources
Undergraduate students
university

Keywords

  • career development stages
  • personal resources
  • quantitative methods
  • research content areas
  • research methods
  • sample populations
  • undergraduates/early adults
  • work volition

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In: Journal of Career Development, 04.10.2018.

Research output: Journal PublicationsJournal Article (refereed)Researchpeer-review

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