Journal of Business and Management

Journal of Business and Management

ISSN: 2291-1995 (Print)    ISSN: 2291-2002 (Online)

Volume 3 (2014), No. 2, Pages 17-29

DOI: 10.12735/jbm.v3i2p17

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The Effect of Social Capital on College Students' Initial Job Selection in South Korea

Hyeon-Jin Kim1  Daeyeon Cho2  Youngsup Hyun3  Jae Hyun Kim4 

1Nuclear Training and Education Center, Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute, Daejeon, South Korea
2College of Education, Korea University, Seoul, South Korea
3Teacher’s College, Kyungpook National University, Daegu, South Korea
4Department of the Aged and Welfare, Gyeongsan University, Gyeongsan, South Korea

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This study aims to explore whether college and family social capital influences the job selection of college students. When demographic variables such as gender and college type are controlled for, logistic regression of 2,145 college students shows that only college social capital, such as peer friendship (β = .160), extracurricular activities (β = .096), and academic advisors counseling (β = .047), affects their job selection. Based on this finding, college students, on and off campus, are recommended to form close networks with various college constituents, and academic advisors to make continuous network with their students. In addition, college administrations can help build career-oriented extracurricular activities and encourage college students to participate in these activities.

JEL Classifications: J13, J24, O53

Keywords: college student, social capital, job selection

To Cite this Article: Kim, H. J., Cho, D., Hyun, Y., & Kim, J. H. (2014). The effect of social capital on college students' initial job selection in South Korea. Journal of Business and Management, 3(2), 17-29.

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The Effect of Social Capital on College Students' Initial Job Selection in South Korea