Social media use in the career development of graduate students: the mediating role of internship effectiveness and the moderating role of Zhongyong


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This paper proves that social media use can contribute in important ways to employability outcomes. Specifically, results from a survey of 196 recent graduate students in China indicate that social media use is positively related to employability skills. Internship effectiveness serve as a mediating mechanism through which social media use affects employability skills. Zhongyong has a moderating effect on the social media use-internship effectiveness relationship. In addition to the direct moderating effect, Zhongyong is found to moderate the indirect relationship between social media...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Students; Technology; Higher education; Career development

Keywords: Social media; Employability; Internship

Geographic subjects: Asia; China

Published: Dordrecht, Netherlands: Springer Science+Business Media, 2017

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Journal title: Higher education

Journal volume: 74

Journal number: 6

Journal date: December 2017

Pages: pp. 1033-1051

ISSN: 0018-1560, 1573-174X (online)

Resource type: Article

Peer reviewed: Yes

Document number: TD/TNC 130.128

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