Factors Influencing the Employability of Teachers’University Students: An Empirical Study from Sichuan Province, China

Authors

  • Su Xu , Chalermpol Tapsai

Keywords:

Teachers’ university students; Employability; Human capital; Psychological capital; Career identity; Labor market

Abstract

This paper explores the complexities of employability among graduates of teachers' universities within the evolving landscape of China's higher education and labor market. Drawing from market demand theory and aligning with the emphasis on "Employment" in the 20th National Congress Report of the Communist Party of China, the study meticulously analyzes the multifaceted dimensions of employability, encompassing human capital, psychological capital, and career identity. Through a cohesive theoretical framework, the research unveils the nuanced intricacies of employability, providing valuable insights for academia and practical application.
The study establishes a conceptual framework through extensive literature reviews and utilizes a quantitative approach, employing questionnaires to test the model by Smart-PLS. The findings offer valuable insights into the factors significantly impacting the employability of teachers' university students, shedding light on the underlying reasons for these factors and providing a comprehensive understanding of the dynamics at play.
The findings underscore the critical importance of human capital, psychological capital, and career identity in shaping the employability of teachers' university students. Higher levels of these factors are positively associated with improved employability, indicating their significant impact on students' career prospects. The study suggests that the influence of these factors on employability is likely to be moderated by the conditions of the labor market, emphasizing the dynamic interplay between individual attributes and external market forces. The findings have practical implications for policymakers and educators in enhancing the career readiness and prospects of teacher university students, particularly in the context of current challenges faced by China.

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Published

2024-03-02

How to Cite

Su Xu , Chalermpol Tapsai. (2024). Factors Influencing the Employability of Teachers’University Students: An Empirical Study from Sichuan Province, China. Utilitas Mathematica, 120, 1379–1405. Retrieved from https://utilitasmathematica.com/index.php/Index/article/view/1891

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