A Study on Perceived Employability among Post Graduate Students

  • Ms. B. Neeraja, Ms. R. Gayathiri, Mr. M. Lokesh


Employability in recent years has become very critical in condition. Students nowadays losing their faith of getting job. Career achievement of the students is related with the perceived employability of the students. The present study has certain objectives to investigate effect of student’s attribute, gender, placement training, educational qualification of under graduation on perceived employability. The study also ascertains effect of student’s attributes, gender, placement training, educational qualification of under graduation on organisation based self-esteem, self-efficacy. The study critically examines the influence of organisation based self-esteem and self-efficacy on perceived employability. Descriptive type of research design is adopted in this study. The study formulated structured standardised questionnaire to collect primary data. Data is collected from 153 post graduate students. Convenience sampling is used to collect data. Demographic profile is analysed using frequency and percentage analysis. And the data collected is analysed using mean, Independent sample T test, Anova and regression. This study is set out to analyse how students’ demographic attributes affects their organisation based self-esteem, self-efficacy and perceived employability. It is found that gender, placement training has not influenced these variables. Education qualification of under graduation shows difference in their attitude towards organisation based self-efficacy and self-esteem. The study found that self-efficacy has influenced perceived employability than organisation based self – esteem. So students should first improve their skill, knowledge, confidence then they should think about the organisation where they belong to. Thus it is concluded that perceived employability of the students are highly influenced by self-efficacy of students.