Maintenance and Performance-Oriented HR Systems, Parents’ Expectations, Perceived Behavioral Control, and Career Intention of College Graduates: An Example from China

  • Zhao Liang Southwest University/ International College, NIDA
  • Sid Suntrayuth
Keywords: maintenance-oriented human resource system, performance-oriented human resource system, state-owned enterprises, private-owned enterprises, career intention

Abstract

Career choice is one of the most important and difficult decisions for college graduating students to make. Therefore, this study was designed to examine the relationships between perceived maintenance- or performance-oriented human resource systems, parents’ expectation, perceived behavioral control and graduating students’ career intention of working at state-owned or private-owned enterprises with application of the theory of planned behavior. The snowball sampling technique was adopted to collect data and 477 questionnaires were collected from graduating students from China’s two key universities in Chongqing. Partial least squares regression was used to analyze the data, which indicated the positive relationships between perceived maintenance-oriented human resource system and career intention of working at state-owned enterprises, parents’ expectation, perceived behavioral control and graduating students career intention of working at state-owned or private-owned enterprises. This study sheds some light on the insights for enterprise managers in the design of human resource systems as well.

Published
2019-12-09