Maintenance and Performance-Oriented HR Systems, Parents’ Expectations, Perceived Behavioral Control, and Career Intention of College Graduates: An Example from China
Career choice is one of the most important and difficult decisions for college graduating students to make. This study sought to examine the relationships between perceived maintenance- or performance-oriented HR systems, parents’ expectations, perceived behavioral control and graduating students’ career intention of working at state-owned or private-owned enterprises using the theory of planned behavior. The snowball sampling technique was employed to collect data. 477 questionnaires were collected from graduating students from two universities in Chongqing, China. Partial least squares regression was used to analyze the data, which showed positive relationships between perceived maintenance-oriented HR system and career intention of working at state-owned enterprises, parents’ expectations, perceived behavioral control and graduating students career intention of working at state-owned or private-owned enterprises. This study offers insights for enterprise managers in the design of human resource systems and college guidance programs as well.