What Contributes to Job Search Self-Regulation? Understanding Individual and Contextual Factors Conference Paper uri icon


  • Job search is a dynamic, self-regulated process through which job seekers work to obtain the goal of full-time employment. Specifically, job search behaviors are exerted when discrepancies exist between individuals' current situation (e.g., unemployed, underemployed, graduating, etc.) and their desired employment state. Although scholars have increasingly begun to theorize and conceptualize the job search in this manner (i.e., dynamics surrounding self-regulation), little is still known about what influences one's job search success (i.e., effective self- regulation during the job search). In light of this theoretical gap, the current symposium aims to advance this self-regulatory perspective by considering how both individual differences (e.g., regulatory focus, goal orientation, self-efficacy) and contextual factors related to the job search (e.g., feedback, unemployment insurance) help or hinder job search self-regulation. In doing so, we provide critical insight into the next wave of research tied to job search self-regulation." A Dynamic Understanding of How Achievement Goal Orientations Influence Job Outcome Expectancies Presenter: Jomel Wei Xuan Ng; National U. of Singapore Presenter: Zhaoli Song; National U. of Singapore The Benefits and Costs of Regulatory Focus in the Job Search Context: A Multilevel Investigation Presenter: Simon J. Golden; Michigan State U. Presenter: Abdifatah Ahmed Ali; Michigan State U. Presenter: Ann Marie Ryan; Michigan State U. When No News Is Not Good News: The Importance of Feedback During the Job Search Process Presenter: Nitya Chawla; U. of Arizona Presenter: Allison S. Gabriel; U. of Arizona Presenter: Serge Pires Da Motta Veiga; American U. Presenter: Jerel Slaughter; U. of Arizona How Strong is My Safety Net? Perceived Unemployment Insurance Generosity and Job Search Presenter: Connie Wanberg; U. of Minnesota Presenter: Edwin A.J. Van Hooft; U. of Amsterdam Presenter: Karyn Dossinger; Suffolk U. Presenter: Anna Van Vianen; U. of Amsterdam Presenter: Ute-Christine Klehe; Justus-Liebig U. Giessen

name of conference

  • Academy of Management Proceedings

published proceedings

  • Academy of Management Proceedings

author list (cited authors)

  • Wang, M. o

citation count

  • 0

complete list of authors

  • Wang, Mo

publication date

  • August 2017