Research on the Employee Satisfaction of the Chinese University Graduates: A Case Study of Qingdao Hengxing University of Science and Technology
Download PDF


Vocational school
Employment quality
Employment satisfaction



Submitted : 2023-01-29
Accepted : 2023-02-13
Published : 2023-02-28


In recent years, the problem of job dissatisfaction among graduates of in vocational and technical universities is particularly significant. Through field research, it was found that it is not difficult for graduates to find a job, but it is difficult to find a job that is satisfactory. Therefore, a questionnaire is distributed in this study, the research subjects are the university graduates from Qingdao Hengxing University of Science and Technology that have graduated from this university for half a year. Then, an empirical study was carried out to analyze how to properly construct an employee satisfaction evaluation system for vocational universities and evaluate the factors affecting employee satisfaction. Based on the results of this study, it is recommended that employers, universities, and students should take effective measures to cope with external changes in the market and concentrate on self-improvement. Besides, the government and other relevant departments should also take corresponding supporting measures to support the employment of vocational school graduates, reduce employment barriers, and achieve a mutually beneficial situation.


Abdul R, Raheela M, 2015, Impact of Working Environment on Job Satisfaction. Procedia Economics and Finance, 23: 717–725.

Aino K, Mika V, Pia H, 2016, The Impact of Knowledge Management on Job Satisfaction. Journal of Job Management, 20(4): 621–636.

Elizabeth G, Zakkariya KA, 2018, Psychological Empowerment and Job Satisfaction in the Banking Sector, Palgrave Pivot, Cham.

Fu W, 2016, Evaluation of College Students’ Employment Quality Based on College Enrollment Expansion. Education and Occupation, 2016(18): 85–86.

Hackman JR, Oldman GR, 1976, Motivation Through the Design of Work: Test of a Theory. Organizational Behavior and Human Performance, 16(2): 250–279.

Hsiao HV, Kohnke CS, 1998, Assessment of University Food Service Employee Job Satisfaction and Strategy Formulation for Managerial Practitioners. Journal of College & University Food Service, 3(4): 13–27.

Hoppok R, Odom CL, 1938, Job Satisfaction. Occupations: The Vocational Guidance Journal, 16(7): 636–643.

Ke Y, 2010, Comprehensive Evaluation of Employment Quality of College Graduates in Zhejiang Province Based on Principal Component Analysis. China Higher Education Research, 2010(4): 74–76.

Li B, 2009, Discussion on the Evaluation System of College Students’ Employment Quality Based on Employment Satisfaction. Journal of Yanshan University, 10(1): 140–142.

Luo M, 2017, The “Picking Grain” Effect of College Students’ Job Search: An Analysis of College Students' Job Satisfaction from the Perspective of Risk Tolerance. Southern Economics, 2017(12): 66–80.

Liu Y, 2018, Research on Employment Quality Evaluation System Based on Fuzzy Mathematics Theory. Journal of Beijing University of Technology (Social Science Edition), 2018(6): 88–96.

Shi S, 2004, Behind the Decline of College Students’ Employment Quality. Distance Education in China, 2004(22): 62–65.

Tu J, Tu X, 2013, Research on the Employment of College Graduates from the Perspective of Starting Salary Expectation Deviation. Heilongjiang Higher Education Research, 31(11): 14–17.

Qi P, 2019, Research on the Evaluation System of Employment Quality of College Graduates. Jiangsu Higher Education, 2019(3): 86–89.

Wang H, Han X, 2017, Study on “Guiding Relationship” of Modern Apprenticeship in Higher Vocational Colleges and Improvement Suggestions. Higher Vocational Education (Journal of Tianjin Vocational University), 26(2): 65–70.

Xing Z, He Y, 2013, Correlation Analysis of College Graduates’ Job Satisfaction and Its Influencing Factors. Journal of Academic Education, 2013(12): 42–46.

Yu J, 2018, Evaluation and Analysis of Employment Satisfaction of Forestry Workers in Key State-Owned Forest Regions of Greater Hinggan Mountains. Forestry Economics, 40(5): 49–54.

Yue C, 2013, Analysis of Factors Influencing Employment Satisfaction of Chinese College Graduates. Peking University Educational Review, 11(2): 84–96.

Zhang K, 2017, The Influence Factors on the Employment Quality of College Graduates. Population and Economy, 2017(1): 75–84.

Zhang Z, 2012, Study on the Relationship between Professional Identity and Employment Satisfaction of Higher Vocational Students”. China Higher Education Research, 2012(6): 98–101.