Determining factors in a job search strategies: a multivariate analysis

Luca Pesenti, Silvia Ghiselli

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The hypothesis discussed on this paper is that there is a correlation between individual pro-activity (right from the educational stages) and the propensity to select the search methods used in the period of job seeking. The occupational incidence of resourcefulness attitude in young Italian graduates is here analysed starting with the strategies for using the various job search methods. We use original information drawn from a larger survey on a sample of about 5.800 people interviewed three years after graduation. A multiple correspondences analysis enucleates a number of factors that describe the degree of pro-activity and resourcefulness of young graduates. The performance of graduates are evaluated on the basis of a number of socio-graphic variables, of the university path and of the experiences carried during their studies. Finally, are identified the aspects that have the greatest impact on research strategies using a linear discriminant analysis, measuring the magnitude of the effect.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)95-114
Number of pages20
JournalSociologia del Lavoro
Publication statusPublished - 2015


  • Job search
  • multiple corrispondende analysis


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