Internal and External Predictors of Vocational High School Students’ Employability: The Role and Functions of School Counselors

Dira Inavatin, Alif Muarifah, Nurul Hidayah


The purpose of this study was to depict the vocational high school students’ employability. Family support and self-confidence were examined as predictors that can enhance students’ readiness to enter the working world. Ninety-two students of Class XII of a vocational high school participated in this correlational study. They were recruited using cluster random sampling technique. In collecting the data, employability, self-confidence, and family support scales were administered. The collected data were analyzed using multiple regression technique. The result of the study showed that self-confidence and family support are positively correlated with employability, either partially or simultaneously. This study found that self-confidence, as the internal factor, give greater contribution to students’ employability.  The result of this study could be used as a reference for school counselors to provide guidance and counseling services to enhance students’ employability.


employability; family support; self-confidence

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