The effects of the job hunting experience of university students on their beliefs about failure and resilience
高橋, 美保 ,
森田, 慎一郎石津, 和子
343 , 2015-03-31 , 東京大学大学院教育学研究科
Though much research has been conducted regarding stress or mental health problems from the job hunting activities of university students, few studies have focused on its positive effects on their later lives. In this study, the long-term effects of the job hunting activities of university students on their beliefs about failure and life-career resilience were investigated. Data was gathered through internet research from the university students in their third or fourth year. Of the students studied, 200 were currently engaged in job hunting activities, 69 were already finished with their job hunting activities and 131 were the students were not concerned about job hunting activities at that time. Variance analysis and multiple regression analysis were conducted using all factors, including the experience of failure, the experience of overcoming failure, 4 factors of beliefs about failure and 5 factors of life-career resilience. The results showed the possibility that job hunting activities generate resilience of continuous coping and reality acceptance which are both negatively related to anxiety and depression in students who have finished the job hunting. This result suggests that the resilience derived from job hunting has a positive effect on later mental health.