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Specific job search self‐efficacy beliefs and behaviors of unemployed ethnic minority women

Authors
  • Van Hoye, Greet
  • Van Hooft, Edwin A. J.
  • Stremersch, Jolien
  • Lievens, Filip
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2019
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1111/ijsa.12231
OAI: oai:archive.ugent.be:8609846
Source
Ghent University Institutional Archive
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Language
English
License
Green
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Abstract

This two-wave field study draws from social cognitive theory to investigate the specific job search self-efficacy beliefs and behaviors of unemployed ethnic minority women in the Netherlands. We go beyond prior job search research that predominantly used white samples and conceptualized job search self-efficacy and behavior as global, unidimensional constructs. We found that networking self-efficacy and Internet self-efficacy were the main predictors of ethnic minority women's job search behaviors. Moreover, the more time they spent on contacting employment agencies and looking at job ads the more job offers they received. Finally, time spent on job ads was more positively related to job offers when job ad self-efficacy was high and time spent on networking only predicted job offers when networking self-efficacy was high.

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