Analysis of sociological and psychological variables as predictors of employability in the profiling of the Employment Services of Catalonia – PerfilaSP

Profiling is a tool available to public employment services to optimise the allocation of job seekers to the different active employment programmes or services.

Thus, the PerfilaSP project investigates how to improve the profiling processes currently applied in the Servei d’Ocupació de Catalunya (SOC). Specifically, the objectives of our project are twofold. First, to analyse the ability of sociological and psychological variables, currently unobserved, to predict the employability of job seekers. Second, to study the causal effect of locus of control on job search intensity. To this end, two data production techniques will be implemented. On the one hand, we will administer a new questionnaire containing three sets of variables: personality traits, social networks and job expectations. On the other hand, we will conduct an online laboratory experiment to estimate the effect of locus of control on job search intensity.

This project is funded by the Escola d’Administració Pública de Catalunya in the call for research grants EAPC 2020.

Start date: 05/10/2021
End date: 04/10/2022
Funding: Escola d’Administració Pública de Catalunya
Refererence: EAP002/21/000014
Principal Investigator: Oscar Molina
Team: Álvaro Fernández Junquera


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