Vol. 9 No. 1 (2021): Business & Management Studies: An International Journal
Articles

The effects of university students’ psychological resilience and hopelessness on career future perceptions during the pandemic process

Esra Alnıaçık
Assoc. Prof. Dr., Kocaeli University
Mustafa Of
Lect., Kocaeli University
Jale Balkaş
Res. Asst., Kocaeli University
Soner Tülemez
Kocaeli University
Magsud Mirzayev
Kocaeli University
Hazem Alfarra
Kocaeli University

Published 2021-03-25

Keywords

  • Psikolojik Dayanıklılık,
  • Umutsuzluk,
  • Kariyer Geleceği Algısı,
  • COVID-19
  • Psychological Resilience,
  • Hopelessness,
  • Career Future Perceptions,
  • COVID-19

How to Cite

Alnıaçık, E., Of, M., Balkaş, J., Tülemez, S., Mirzayev, M., & Alfarra, H. (2021). The effects of university students’ psychological resilience and hopelessness on career future perceptions during the pandemic process . Business & Management Studies: An International Journal, 9(1), 248-266. https://doi.org/10.15295/bmij.v9i1.1757

Abstract

Individuals need to recognize themselves, evaluate their qualifications, become aware of the opportunities around them and determine their career goals by taking advantage of the captured opportunities before working life. However, unexpected events and crises experienced in the career planning process significantly affect this process. The (Covid-19) pandemic has created an acute crisis in university students' career planning. The purpose of this study is to determine how the psychological resilience and hopelessness levels of university students affect their career future perceptions during the global pandemic. For this aim, data were collected through an online questionnaire from a convenient sample of 410 university students. Confirmatory factor analysis was conducted to evaluate the validity and reliability of the scales used in the study. Data were analyzed using structural equation models. Second-order path analysis revealed that resilience positively affected career-future perceptions, both directly and indirectly (through hopelessness). It has been determined that the level of hope positively affected the career-future perceptions; yet, it played a mediating role in the relationship between psychological resilience and career future perceptions. Theoretical and practical implications of these findings are discussed.

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