Exploring the link between student placement learning in business organizations and self-employment preparatory behaviours

Okolie, U.C., Elom, C. O., Onajite, G. O. , Abonyi, S. O. and Igwe, P. A. (2022) Exploring the link between student placement learning in business organizations and self-employment preparatory behaviours. Industry and Higher Education . ISSN 2043-6858

Full content URL: https://doi.org/10.1177%2F09504222211057013

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Abstract

This study draws on social cognitive career theory to test a moderated mediation model of self-employment preparatory behaviours in university students undertaking placement learning in a business organization (PLBO). Using data from 337 university students undertaking work placement in 123 business organizations, the study hypotheses were tested using PROCESS Macro 3.5. The results revealed that PLBO significantly influenced student self-employment self-efficacy, self-employment outcome expectations and self-employment preparatory behaviours. Also, self-employment self-efficacy and self-employment outcome expectations mediated the relationship between work placement learning and self-employment preparatory behaviours. However, placement supervisor support interacted with PLBO such that greater support from placement supervisors contributed to stronger self-employment preparatory behaviours. The placement learning supervisor support moderated the indirect effect of PLBO on self-employment preparatory behaviours via self-employment self-efficacy and self-employment outcome expectations at all levels (–1SD, Mean and +1SD).

Keywords:Work placement learning, supervisor support, social cognitive career theory, self-employment, self-efficacy, outcome expectations
Subjects:X Education > X200 Research and Study Skills in Education
X Education > X342 Academic studies in Higher Education
X Education > X360 Academic studies in Specialist Education
X Education > X341 Academic studies in Further Education
Divisions:Lincoln International Business School
ID Code:47427
Deposited On:11 Jan 2022 12:31

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