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Predictors of job seekers' self-disclosure on social media
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Abstract
Social media-based screening is a well-known practice to both recruiters and job seekers. Little is known, however, about how job seekers present themselves on social media, i.e. self-disclosure, for employment purposes. This study builds on the theories of hyperpersonal computer-mediated communication, self-efficacy and social exchange to examine job seekers professional online image concerns, social media self-efficacy, and perceptions of social media effectiveness in the job search as predictors of inappropriate and career-oriented self-disclosures on these media. Findings from a sample of 3374 Italian respondents showed that career-oriented self-disclosure was predicted by all three factors, whereas inappropriate self-disclosure was only predicted by social media self-efficacy. Furthermore, the relationship between professional online image concerns and inappropriate self-disclosure was moderated by age, education and work experience, but not by gender. Theoretical and practical implications are discussed, and directions for future research are suggested.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Computers in human behavior. - Elmsford, N.Y.
Publication
Elmsford, N.Y. : 2015
ISSN
0747-5632
Volume/pages
53(2015), p. 1-12
ISI
000361921100001
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Creation 10.07.2015
Last edited 01.04.2017
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