Screening passive job seekers on facebook

Hung Yue Suen, Hsiu Yen Chen

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This study examined passive job seekers' reactions to pre-employment screening on Facebook. We found that the passive job seekers whose Facebook was screened by a potential employer felt their privacy had been invaded, resulting in lower both procedural justice and the job-pursuit intentions throughout the result of PLS-SEM analysis. Moreover, the perception of procedural justice partially mediated the relationship between perceived privacy violation and job pursuit intention. Although organization attractiveness was associated with job pursuit intention, it did not have significant moderating effect in this study.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2018 1st International Cognitive Cities Conference, IC3 2018
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages2
ISBN (Electronic)9781538650592
Publication statusPublished - 2018 Dec 6
Event1st International Cognitive Cities Conference, IC3 2018 - Okinawa, Japan
Duration: 2018 Aug 72018 Aug 9

Publication series

NameProceedings - 2018 1st International Cognitive Cities Conference, IC3 2018


Other1st International Cognitive Cities Conference, IC3 2018


  • Employment screening
  • Facebook
  • Job pursuit
  • Procedural justice

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Education
  • Urban Studies


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