Volume 4 - Issue 3
Influence Factor of Tertiary Students’ Employability Awareness Adjust Industry 4.0
Chun-Mei Chou
Institute of Vocational and Technological Education, Taiwan
Chien-Hua Shen
Transworld Institute of Technology, Douliou, Yunlin , Taiwan
Hsi-Chi Hsiao
Department of Business Administration, Cheng Shiu University Shin UniversityKaohsiung, Taiwan
Tsu- Chuan Shen
Department of Information Engineering, Feng Chia University, Taichung, Taiwan , R.O.C.

This study aims to analyze the correlation (N=621) among tertiary students’ career planning, e-recruiting adoption acceptance, and employability awareness in Taiwan. Tertiary students’ perceived career planning includes four factors, namely, self-appraisal, job expectancy, goal selection, and problem solving. E-recruiting adoption acceptance includes four factors, namely, playfulness, ease of use, effectiveness, and usefulness. Employability awareness includes four factors, namely, personal adaptability , employability ambition, career identity, and labour market. Participants responded to a 5-point Likert-type scale for each factor. Analysis was conducted using the structural equation modeling (SEM), and a good model fit was found for both the measurement and structural models. Research findings demonstrate that tertiary students’ career planning significantly and directly influences employability awareness. Career planning significantly and indirectly influences employability awareness by e-recruiting adoption acceptance. Tertiary students’ career planning and e-recruiting adoption acceptance fit the influence model and empirical data of employability awareness. Implications of this study, including the value of student self-assessment of their skills and utility of the e-recruiting to underpin personal career development planning and inform graduate recruitment processes, are discussed and recommendations made.
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