Are you ready? International mobility of students in Taiwan\'s international programs
Ministry of Science and Technology
National Taiwan Normal University
Graduate Institute of International Human Resource Development, National Taiwan Normal University
The population of this study was individuals who were currently enrolled in a form of higherlevel international education program in Taiwan and were at their final year of study. Higher-level education includes undergraduate level and graduate level (Mast
跨文化能力、 自我認知的就業力、國際就業流動力準備度、國際學 習經驗
Cross-cultural competence, self-perceived employability, international career mobility readiness, global academic mobility
Global competition has driven an increasing need for international talents. Identifying and recruiting a workforce with high readiness in international mobility thus becomes an important issue in the field of international human resource management. Many students enroll in an international program with the belief that the cross-cultural competence they gain from being immersed in a diverse environment will increase their international mobility readiness, hence more job opportunities or higher employability. However, that belief appears to lack empirical evidence. Applying the self-efficacy theory, this research proposed a link among global academic mobility, cross-cultural competence, self-perceived employability and readiness for international career mobility of students in an international program in Taiwan. The study adopted a quantitative approach which entailed sending a survey questionnaire to participants assessing their global academic mobility, level of cross-cultural competence, perceived employability, and international career mobility readiness. Sample for the quantitative study was selected from students enrolled in an international program in Taiwan, including international and domestic students. Data was analyzed using SPSS and AMOS SEM. This study firstly found that global academic mobility can positively predict the international career mobility readiness, cross-cultural competence and self-perceived employability. Second, the cross-cultural competence and self-perceived employability can positively predict the international career mobility readiness of students who studying the international program in Taiwan. For the moderating effect, the country of origin was found to strengthen the relationship between cross cultural competence but did not moderate the relationship between self-perceived employability and international career mobility readiness. For mediating effect, self-perceived employability cannot mediate the association between global academic mobility and international career mobility readiness. Also, crosscultural competence is found to be a mediator between global academic mobility and international career mobility readiness.