Graduates Employability Skills and Placements – Mediating Role of Career Adaptability
Kalpana Venugopal1, V Saravana Kumar2

1Dr. Kalpana Venugopal, PhD, Department of Master of Business Administration, AIMS Institutes, Peenya Bangalore. (Karnataka), India. 
2Dr V Saravana Kumar*, Ph.D, Department of Master of Business Administration, AIMS Institutes, Peenya Bangalore. (Karnataka), India. 
Manuscript received on 10 May 2022. | Revised Manuscript received on 16 May 2022. | Manuscript published on 30 May 2022. | PP: 38-42 | Volume-8 Issue-9, May 2022. | Retrieval Number: 100.1/ijmh.J14900681022 | DOI: 10.35940/ijmh.J1490.058922
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Abstract: This paper focused on examining the relationship exist between psychosocial variables, employability skills and career adaptability for procuring placements among management graduates; to ascertain the mediating effect of career adaptability skills in the relationship between employability skills and placements. The study opt, cross-sectional design. Data were gathered from management graduates (N=207), placed in varied job settings through academic placements. Hierarchical regression were performed to accomplish objectives of the study. The results showed positive and significant correlation among employability, career adaptability towards procuring placements. Further describes partial mediation effect of career adaptability in relationship between employability and placements obtained among graduates. The results proposes that management graduates need to possess more adaptability skills compared to employability skills in order to secure employment through placements. The career adaptability dimensions: control, curiosity, concern, confidence and major employability skills can be enhanced by providing academic workshops and training interventions to management graduates. 
Keywords: Employability Skills, Career Adaptability, Placements, Management Graduates
Scope of the Article: Employability Skills