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ERIC Number: EJ888265
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 12
ISSN: ISSN-0018-1609
The Best University Degrees to Get a Job
Furnham, Adrian; Pertrides, K. V.
Higher Education Review, v42 n3 p50-56 Sum 2010
Nearly 500 members of the public rated 20 university degree subjects in terms of their usefulness for employability. The top three were Law, Maths and English whereas the bottom three were Fine Art, Anthropology and Theology. A factor analysis was conducted to group the 20 subjects into broad academic fields. Five factors were identified, corresponding to the four fields of Art, Science, Language, Social science and a factor concerning the basic skills of English and Maths. A number of significant individual difference correlates involving demographic and personality variables were identified and discussed. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom