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Modeling Job Pursuit Intention: Moderating Mechanisms of Socio-Environmental Consciousness

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  • Yuan-Hui Tsai
  • Sheng-Wuu Joe
  • Chieh-Peng Lin

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  • Rong-Tsu Wang
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    Many scholars have suggested the relationship between corporate social performance and its ability to attract a large number of high-quality job applicants, because previous literature indicates that employees with strong social awareness help create a high-performance organization. For that reason, an important issue for successful business recruitment is how to boost the pursuit intention of job seekers. This study discusses such issue by proposing a model based on signaling theory and cognitive dissonance theory. In the proposed model of this study, the positive relationships between four dimensions of corporate social performance and job pursuit intention are hypothetically moderated by socio-environmental consciousness. The proposed hypotheses of this research were empirically tested using the data from graduating students seeking a job. The empirical findings of this study complement previous literature by discussing how corporate social performance benefits business firms from a perspective of strengthened human resources and recruitment. Finally, managerial implications for business managers based on the findings herein are provided. Copyright Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2014

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    Article provided by Springer in its journal Journal of Business Ethics.

    Volume (Year): 125 (2014)
    Issue (Month): 2 (December)
    Pages: 287-298

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    Handle: RePEc:kap:jbuset:v:125:y:2014:i:2:p:287-298
    DOI: 10.1007/s10551-013-1919-4
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