The effect of social skill on employment status among Japanese Young Men

Yoshiya Shiotani

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    Abstract

    The purpose of the study is to investigate the relationship between social skill and employment status among Japanese young men. An internet survey was conducted in February 2013. Respondents were male employee living across Japan aged between 15-34 (n = 872). Respondents' social skill was measured by using KiSS-18 (Kikuchi 1988). Statistical analyses show that men with higher social skill tend to be a regular worker. The significant effect of social skill on employment status remained when age, education, and generalized self efficacy were controlled. In addition, years of working after school had no effect on the level of social skill. These results mean there is a possibility that social skill affects employment status among Japanese young men. We can think that Japanese companies evaluate applicants for employment based on their social skill as one of selection criteria.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)191-206
    Number of pages16
    JournalSociological Theory and Methods
    Volume29
    Issue number1
    Publication statusPublished - 2014 Jan 1

    Keywords

    • Employment status
    • KiSS-18
    • Selection
    • Social skill

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)
    • Sociology and Political Science

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