Self-Control and Job-Seeking Behaviors among Nepalese Fresh Graduates

Surendra Prasad Joshi, Rewan Kumar Dahal, Binod Ghimire, Dipendra Karki


This study sheds light on the crucial functions of impulse management and self-discipline (IMSD), emotional regulation and resilience (ERR), and cognitive control and focus (CCF) among college graduates in Nepal who participated in job-preparation courses and activities. Using quantitative methods, the consequences of self-control (SC) beliefs are examined in this study on job-search behavior. The questions pertaining to self-control practices and JSB were formulated using a five-point Likert scale. From October 2022 to March 2023, a comprehensive field survey was conducted in Kathmandu Valley, the capital metropolis of Nepal. The study employed regression analysis, 325 youthful job-seeking individuals' data were examined. Young Nepalese participants' involvement in CCF, ERR, and IMSD activities within the SC domain substantially and positively influenced their job search behavior (JSB), according to the findings of this study. It was discovered that increasing IMSD by one unit resulted in a rise of 0.364 units on JSB (β = 0.632, p < 0.01). Similarly, increasing ERR by 0.455 units was associated with improved JSB (β = 0.593, p < 0.01). Similarly, a one-unit increase in CCF was allied with a 0.118-unit increase in JSB (β =0.214, p < 0.01). The study's findings provide insight into SC elements that affect teenagers' JSB and inform educational and policy initiatives to promote their employability. The educational and professional sectors must collaborate on a comprehensive policy. Knowing what causes impulsive behavior helps educators direct students toward career choices that align with their values and goals. Successful job searches and professional development require educators to integrate psychological dynamics with pedagogical support. This study takes a new method by focusing on the need for educators and professionals to work together to make policies that cover everything. It introduces the idea that teachers can use a student's impulsive behavior to help them choose a job that fits with their values. Also, it shows how important it is to combine psychological observations with pedagogical support, making for a more well-rounded approach to job hunting and professional growth. This holistic view adds a new dimension to the current conversation, which could help us learn more about job guidance and educational strategies.


Keywords: career, fresh graduates, job-seeking, unemployment.



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