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Searching hard versus searching smart : the role of search process quality in an internship context

Jolien Stremersch (UGent) and Greet Van Hoye (UGent)
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Based on a self-regulatory approach, we propose that students searching for an internship following a high-quality process will show greater search success. In a sample of 191 Belgian final year students looking for an internship, the quality of students’ search process was positively related to both self-reported and objective search outcomes, beyond the mere intensity of their search. Specifically, reflection related positively to students’ satisfaction and perceived fit with their internship as well as to organizations’ assessment of students’ internship performance. Planning related positively to the speed of finding an internship. Furthermore, the four search process quality dimensions explained incremental variance in these outcomes beyond a unidimensional measure of metacognitive activities, supporting the added value of our multidimensional approach.
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school-to-work, internship, job search, job search process quality, self-regulation, career development, Belgium

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Stremersch, Jolien, and Greet Van Hoye. “Searching Hard versus Searching Smart : The Role of Search Process Quality in an Internship Context.” INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF SELECTION AND ASSESSMENT, vol. 28, no. 1, 2020, pp. 31–44.
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Stremersch, J., & Van Hoye, G. (2020). Searching hard versus searching smart : the role of search process quality in an internship context. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF SELECTION AND ASSESSMENT, 28(1), 31–44.
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Stremersch, Jolien, and Greet Van Hoye. 2020. “Searching Hard versus Searching Smart : The Role of Search Process Quality in an Internship Context.” INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF SELECTION AND ASSESSMENT 28 (1): 31–44.
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Stremersch, Jolien, and Greet Van Hoye. 2020. “Searching Hard versus Searching Smart : The Role of Search Process Quality in an Internship Context.” INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF SELECTION AND ASSESSMENT 28 (1): 31–44.
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Stremersch J, Van Hoye G. Searching hard versus searching smart : the role of search process quality in an internship context. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF SELECTION AND ASSESSMENT. 2020;28(1):31–44.
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J. Stremersch and G. Van Hoye, “Searching hard versus searching smart : the role of search process quality in an internship context,” INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF SELECTION AND ASSESSMENT, vol. 28, no. 1, pp. 31–44, 2020.
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  abstract     = {Based on a self-regulatory approach, we propose that students searching for an internship following a high-quality process will show greater search success. In a sample of 191 Belgian final year students looking for an internship, the quality of students’ search process was positively related to both self-reported and objective search outcomes, beyond the mere intensity of their search. Specifically, reflection related positively to students’ satisfaction and perceived fit with their internship as well as to organizations’ assessment of students’ internship performance. Planning related positively to the speed of finding an internship. Furthermore, the four search process quality dimensions explained incremental variance in these outcomes beyond a unidimensional measure of metacognitive activities, supporting the added value of our multidimensional approach.},
  author       = {Stremersch, Jolien and Van Hoye, Greet},
  issn         = {0965-075X},
  journal      = {INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF SELECTION AND ASSESSMENT},
  keywords     = {school-to-work,internship,job search,job search process quality,self-regulation,career development,Belgium},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {1},
  pages        = {31--44},
  title        = {Searching hard versus searching smart : the role of search process quality in an internship context},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ijsa.12274},
  volume       = {28},
  year         = {2020},
}

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