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Determinants of perceived employability in current career context: evidence from India

Determinants of perceived employability in current career context: evidence from India This paper aims to examine how the indicators of perceived employability in the current career context impact employees well-being on the backdrop of conservation of resources theory. The study also examines whether the underlying mechanisms towards employee well-being vary as a function of gender.Design methodology approachResearch data are gathered from a sample of 421 software engineers in private information technology companies in India. Structural equation modelling (SEM) using IBM-AMOS was conducted to examine the impact of protean attitude and employability culture on employee well-being and the mediating mechanism.FindingsEmpirical analysis using SEM unravelled that perceived employability played a vital role as a mediator of employability culture, protean attitude – well-being relationships, confirming the underlying mechanisms of this association.Originality valueThe study specifically examined the modern age indicators of employability perception amongst Indian software engineers and their impact on employee well-being. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of Asia Business Studies Emerald Publishing

Determinants of perceived employability in current career context: evidence from India

Journal of Asia Business Studies , Volume 15 (5): 17 – Oct 25, 2021

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Emerald Publishing
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© Emerald Publishing Limited
ISSN
1558-7894
DOI
10.1108/jabs-05-2020-0187
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Abstract

This paper aims to examine how the indicators of perceived employability in the current career context impact employees well-being on the backdrop of conservation of resources theory. The study also examines whether the underlying mechanisms towards employee well-being vary as a function of gender.Design methodology approachResearch data are gathered from a sample of 421 software engineers in private information technology companies in India. Structural equation modelling (SEM) using IBM-AMOS was conducted to examine the impact of protean attitude and employability culture on employee well-being and the mediating mechanism.FindingsEmpirical analysis using SEM unravelled that perceived employability played a vital role as a mediator of employability culture, protean attitude – well-being relationships, confirming the underlying mechanisms of this association.Originality valueThe study specifically examined the modern age indicators of employability perception amongst Indian software engineers and their impact on employee well-being.

Journal

Journal of Asia Business StudiesEmerald Publishing

Published: Oct 25, 2021

Keywords: Employee well-being; Perceived employability; Employability culture; Protean attitude; Software engineers; Indian IT sector

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