ERIC Number: EJ1170226
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Apr
Abstractor: As Provided
University Graduates' Employability, Employment Status, and Job Quality
González-Romá, Vicente; Gamboa, Juan Pablo; Peiró, José M.
Journal of Career Development, v45 n2 p132-149 Apr 2018
We investigated whether a set of indicators of the employability dimensions proposed by Fugate, Kinicki, and Asforth (i.e., career identity, personal adaptability, and human and social capital) are related to university graduates' employment status and five indicators of the quality of their jobs (pay, hierarchical level, vertical and horizontal match, and job satisfaction). We analyzed a representative sample of university graduates (N = 7,881) from the population of graduates who obtained their degree from the University of Valencia in the period 2006-2010. The results showed that indicators of human and social capital were related to employment status, whereas indicators of human and social capital and career identity were related to distinct job quality indicators. These results support the validity of the conceptual model proposed by Fugate et al. to investigate employability in samples of university graduates.
Descriptors: College Graduates, Employment Potential, Employment Level, Foreign Countries, Human Capital, Social Capital, Professional Identity, Job Satisfaction, Salaries, Education Work Relationship, Statistical Analysis, Maximum Likelihood Statistics, Factor Analysis, Regression (Statistics)
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Education Level: Higher Education
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Identifiers - Location: Spain (Valencia)
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