The study aims to assess the relationship between cultural capital, human capital, psychological capital, social capital and perceived employability of management graduates.
The data was analysed through variance based partial least square (PLS) structural equation modelling on 505 management students by an online questionnaire. The predictive relevance of perceived employability was investigated with PLS predict approach. Further, importance-performance map analysis (IPMA) was applied to assess important and performing dimensions of perceived employability.
The results indicate that social capital was found to be the strongest predictor of graduates' perceived employability. The proposed conceptual model was found to have a moderate to high predictive relevance. IPMA results suggested that investment in psychological capital leads to higher return in perceived employability of management graduates.
Data was collected using purposive sampling and confined to university students only.
Findings of the study provide empirical inferences in support of human capital, social capital and social cognitive theory. Practical implications offer important inputs to policy makers, higher educational institutes, career counsellors and universities.
This study provides novel inputs by a comprehensive model of graduate capital to determine and predict perceived employability of graduates in emerging economy like India.
Agnihotri, S., Shiva, A. and Khan, F.N. (2023), "Investigating forms of graduate capital and their relationship to perceived employability: an application of PLS predict and IPMA", Higher Education, Skills and Work-Based Learning, Vol. 13 No. 1, pp. 179-197. https://doi.org/10.1108/HESWBL-07-2022-0146
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