ERIC Number: ED205737
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
Education and Employment. Expectations and Experiences of Students, Graduates and Employers.
A study was conducted in Victoria (Australia) to determine college students', graduates', and employers' expectations and experiences concerning employment after graduation. The study sought answers to the following four questions: (1) What proportion of graduates and diplomates in various fields of study, and at different levels, obtain satisfactory employment? (2) What are the views and attitudes of employers concerning the recruitment of graduates and diplomates, the training they expect graduates and diplomates to have, and their reasons for accepting or rejecting graduates and diplomates for employment?, (3) What are the attitudes of graduates , diplomates, and students toward employment?, and (4) How do graduates, diplomates, and students adjust or accommodate their expectations and aspirations to the opportunities available to them? The investigation encountered difficulty in comparing courses of study, defining and measuring rates of unemployment for the graduates and diplomates, gathering relevant background information, and preserving confidentiality. Nevertheless, data gathered in the study were analyzed in a matrix framework, and numerous findings are reported regarding the student-graduate-employer relationship according to the four terms of reference analyzed. The questionnaires used to gather data are included in the report. (KC)
Descriptors: College Graduates, College Students, Education Work Relationship, Employer Attitudes, Employment, Employment Opportunities, Employment Practices, Employment Projections, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Recruitment, Student Attitudes, Underemployment, Unemployment, Work Attitudes
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Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Victoria Inst. of Colleges, Melbourne (Australia).
Authoring Institution: Australian Council for Educational Research, Hawthorn.
Identifiers: Australia (Victoria)