A longitudinal study of the relationships among job search self-efficacy, job interviews, and employment outcomes

Lisa M. Moynihan, Mark V. Roehling, Marcie LePine, Wendy R. Boswell

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This study investigates the relationships among job search self-efficacy beliefs, number of job interviews participated in, and job search outcomes using data collected from graduating college job seekers at multiple points in their respective job searches. Results indicate that job search self-efficacy is positively related to number of total offers and number of offers from a preferred employer. Consistent with our hypothesis, job search self-efficacy beliefs moderate the relationship between number of interviews and number of offers, indicating that highly confident job seekers were more efficient in converting interviews into job offers.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)207-233
Number of pages27
JournalJournal of Business and Psychology
Issue number2
StatePublished - Dec 2003
Externally publishedYes



  • Job choice
  • Job offers
  • Job search self-efficacy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Business and International Management
  • Psychology(all)
  • Applied Psychology
  • Business, Management and Accounting(all)

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