Employability Capital

A Conceptual Framework Tested Through Expert Analysis

E.R.R. Peeters, Jill Nelissen, Nele De Cuyper, Anneleen Forrier, Marijke Verbruggen, Hans De Witte

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Abstract

Previous research attempted to identify personal resources that promote employability, that is, an individual’s chance to find and maintain employment. This has resulted in a large number of different personal resources, which are not always clearly differentiated from one another and often seem to—at least partially—overlap conceptually and/or empirically. In response, we aim at conceptual clarification and integration of what we coin “employability capital”. Based on a literature review, we developed a conceptual framework that integrates the various facets. Two types of distinctions were found: (a) an employability distinction, which differentiates between job-related, career-related, and development-related employability capital, and (b) a capital distinction, which differentiates between human capital (more specifically knowledge, skills, and attitudes) and social capital. We performed a Q-sorting study in which items of existing measurements were mapped onto the conceptual framework by subject matter experts. Overall, we found support for the conceptual framework.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)79-93
Number of pages15
JournalJournal of Career Development
Volume46
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2019

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Keywords

  • EMPLOYABILITY
  • movement capital
  • human capital
  • Social capital
  • sorting study

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Peeters, E.R.R. ; Nelissen, Jill ; De Cuyper, Nele ; Forrier, Anneleen ; Verbruggen, Marijke ; De Witte, Hans. / Employability Capital : A Conceptual Framework Tested Through Expert Analysis. In: Journal of Career Development. 2019 ; Vol. 46, No. 2. pp. 79-93.
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Peeters, ERR, Nelissen, J, De Cuyper, N, Forrier, A, Verbruggen, M & De Witte, H 2019, 'Employability Capital: A Conceptual Framework Tested Through Expert Analysis', Journal of Career Development, vol. 46, no. 2, pp. 79-93. https://doi.org/10.1177/0894845317731865

Employability Capital : A Conceptual Framework Tested Through Expert Analysis. / Peeters, E.R.R.; Nelissen, Jill; De Cuyper, Nele; Forrier, Anneleen; Verbruggen, Marijke; De Witte, Hans.

In: Journal of Career Development, Vol. 46, No. 2, 04.2019, p. 79-93.

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