Perceived supervisor support and learner’s career curiosity: the mediating effect of sense of belonging, engagement and self-efficacy

Okolie, U. C., Ochinanwata, C., Ochinanwata, N. , Igwe, P. A. and Okorie, G. O (2022) Perceived supervisor support and learner’s career curiosity: the mediating effect of sense of belonging, engagement and self-efficacy. Higher Education, Skills and Work-Based Learning . ISSN 2042-3896

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Abstract

This study investigates the relationship between perceived supervisor support (PSS) and learner career curiosity and tests the mediating role of sense of belonging, engagement and learning self-efficacy. The authors used a three-wave repeated cross-sectional data collected from 509 final-year undergraduate students of 11 Nigerian public universities, who had completed the compulsory work placement to analyze the influence of PSS on learner’s career curiosity via a parallel mediation involving sense of belonging, engagement (behavioural, emotional and cognitive) and self-efficacy. The results show that engagement mediates the path through which PSS influences career curiosity. However, the authors found no evidence that sense of belonging and self-efficacy mediated the relationship between PSS and learner’s career curiosity in this population. The findings of this study highlight the importance of PSS as a resource that influences learner’s career curiosity, particularly during a work placement.

Keywords:Perceived supervisor support, Work placements, Career curiosity, Self-efficacy, Engagement
Subjects:N Business and Administrative studies > N210 Management Techniques
X Education > X340 Academic studies in Tertiary Education
X Education > X360 Academic studies in Specialist Education
X Education > X342 Academic studies in Higher Education
N Business and Administrative studies > N200 Management studies
N Business and Administrative studies > N613 Training Methods
Divisions:Lincoln International Business School
ID Code:44668
Deposited On:13 May 2021 09:36

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