A Study on Social Support for Career Adaptation of Local College Students in Southwest China

Zaiming Xia, Hsuan-Po Wang


As the deteriorating socio-economic environment exacerbates the lack of educational resources for general universities in southwest China, the problem of the competition for employment of their graduates becomes particularly acute. To solve the above problems, based on the theoretical framework of social support, this study selected social support, social adaptation, psychological capital, self-care management ability and other scales to survey students in six universities in Southwest China. The survey results show that: (1) Social support has a significant positive impact on social adjustment. (2) Psychological capital and self-career management ability play a significant chain mediating role in the impact of social support on social adaptation. (3) Due to the lack of objective educational resources, universities should actively establish links with social enterprises so that students can continuously build professional confidence through practice. This will fill the resource gap and enable students to better adapt to society.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5430/ijhe.v12n5p64


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