Explaining job searching through the social networking sites: A structual equation model approach

Norazah Mohd Suki, and T. Ramayah, and Kow, Michelle Pei Ming (2010) Explaining job searching through the social networking sites: A structual equation model approach. International Journal of Virtual Communities and Social Networking (IJVCSN), 2 (3). pp. 1-15. ISSN 1942-9010


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This paper examines job searching among employed job seekers through the social networking sites. One hundred ninety survey questionnaires were distributed to employed job seekers who have used online social networking sites via the snowball sampling approach. The collected data were analysed using Structural Equation Modeling (SEM) technique via the Analysis of Moment Structure (AMOS 16) computer program. The results showed that perceived usefulness and perceived enjoyment are positively and significantly related to the behavioural intention to use online social networking sites as a job search tool, whereas perceived ease of use is not positively and significantly related. The study implies that the developers of online social networking sites must provide additional useful functionalities or tools to help users with their job searches. These sites must also assure that they do not disclose individuals’ private and confidential information without the consent. The paper provides insight for employed jobseekers by using online social networking sites as a job search tool.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Job search, Malaysia, Online social networking sites, Structural equation modeling, Technology acceptance model
Subjects: Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > ZA Information resources > ZA4050 Electronic information resources
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Divisions: SCHOOL > Labuan School of International Business and Finance
Depositing User: Unnamed user with email storage.bpmlib@ums.edu.my
Date Deposited: 22 Jun 2011 07:37
Last Modified: 16 Oct 2017 04:06
URI: http://eprints.ums.edu.my/id/eprint/2812

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