JOB CHARACTERISTICS AS PREDICTORS OF WORK OUTCOMES OF INTERN STUDENTS
Today, colleges and universities must deal with rapid changes in employability. An internship is crucial for students to learn to adapt to the workplace. This research contributes to the literature by filling the research gap on management students’ virtual internships. This study aimed to determine if job characteristics are antecedent to the work outcomes of students during their virtual internship. The research design is correlational, and a random sampling technique was used to get a sample size of 150 business management intern students from one state university in the Philippines. Regression analysis was employed to analyze the data. The findings revealed that task variety, the significance of tasks, and feedback predict work outcomes. Moreso, the results showed that job characteristics and work outcomes have a positive relationship. It leads to the recommendation that presenting the importance of tasks, doing multi-tasks, and providing feedback on performance are crucial to ensure better work outcomes for intern students. The limitation of this study is that the participants were virtual intern students who were assigned to do tasks at home without supervision, which somehow affected their opinions when answering the survey questionnaire.
Job characteristics, work outcomes, intern students, virtual internship, predictors