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Nghia, Tran Le Huu – Journal of Education and Work, 2018
Complementing existing literature about graduate skills gaps from employers' perspectives, this article reports a study that investigated the skills gaps of Vietnamese graduates and final-year students from their own perspectives. Firstly, 257 university graduates were invited to assess the importance level of 35 skills in the workplace. These…
Descriptors: Vietnamese People, College Graduates, Education Work Relationship, Employer Attitudes
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Orupabo, Julia – Journal of Education and Work, 2018
A key insight from studies of gender segregation is that the allocation of different groups to different positions in the labour market is strongly related to ascribed status. Shared gendered cultural beliefs generally portray men as more competent and of a higher status than women, and position some workers as more suited than others to perform…
Descriptors: Education Work Relationship, Race, Ethnicity, Gender Differences
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Di Pietro, Giorgio – Journal of Education and Work, 2017
Research across several countries has shown that degree classification (i.e. the final grade awarded to students successfully completing university) is an important determinant of graduates' first destination outcome. Graduates leaving university with higher degree classifications have better employment opportunities and a higher likelihood of…
Descriptors: Classification, Foreign Countries, Academic Degrees, Education Work Relationship
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O'Leary, Simon – Journal of Education and Work, 2017
Enhancing graduate employability is a priority for many stakeholders in higher education and this research explores graduates' experiences of, and attitudes towards, the inclusion of employability-related support in undergraduate degree programmes. A literature review is supplemented by primary research on a targeted sample of 104 graduates from…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Graduates, Student Attitudes, Employment Potential
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Mutereko, Sybert; Wedekind, Volker – Journal of Education and Work, 2016
Work-integrated learning (WIL) has been identified as a way of equipping graduates with attributes that make them work-ready. Many higher education institutions (HEIs) require their students to go through a compulsory work place learning form (WPL) of WIL. The complications of WPL can affect HEIs' student throughput. To address this challenge, a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Work Experience Programs, Workplace Learning, Career Readiness
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Jackson, Denise – Journal of Education and Work, 2016
This study explores skill transfer in graduates as they transition from university to the workplace. Graduate employability continues to dominate higher education agendas yet the transfer of acquired skills is often assumed. The study is prompted by documented concern with graduate performance in certain employability skills, and prevalent skill…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Structural Equation Models, Factor Analysis, Higher Education
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Saar, Ellu; Unt, Marge; Helemäe, Jelena; Oras, Kaja; Täht, Kadri – Journal of Education and Work, 2014
Since the 1980s, growing globalisation and economic restructuring coupled with expansion of tertiary education contributed to tremendous change in the labour market entry process in Europe. Most previous studies have been quantitative, concentrated on the supply aspect and analysed the role of education as the explanatory variable of youth labour…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Role of Education, College Graduates, Case Studies
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Brown, Phillip; Hesketh, Anthony; Williams, Sara – Journal of Education and Work, 2003
Examines employability through the lenses of consensus theory and conflict theory. Expands the latter into positional conflict theory, which explains how the market for credentials is rigged and how individuals are ranked in it. Argues that even employable people may fail to find jobs because of positional competition in the knowledge-driven…
Descriptors: College Graduates, Competition, Credentials, Discourse Analysis
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Mason, Geoff – Journal of Education and Work, 2002
In Britain, the retailing, computer services, transportation, and communications industries have hired increasing numbers of college graduates, both because of demand for skills and oversupply of graduates. This has contributed to temporary and permanent job upgrading through expansion of tasks and responsibilities in certain jobs. (Contains 14…
Descriptors: College Graduates, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Job Development