University Spotlight

A Multilevel Person-Centered Examination of Teachers’ Workplace Demands and Resources: Links With Work-Related Well-Being

Rebecca J. Collie; Lars-Erik Malmberg; Andrew J. Martin; Pamela Sammons; Alexandre J. S. Morin, University of Oxford

Globalization and the Quality of Asian and Non-Asian Jobs

Robert J. Flanagan; Niny Khor, Stanford Graduate School of Business

May
2022

Combining technical and business studies at the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid: Analysis of the Double Degree student profile

Irene Blanco-Gutierrez; Paloma Esteve, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid

Double Degrees play an important role in the current landscape of higher education. 1. UPM Double Degrees combining technical and business disciplines are still at an early stage. 2. Academic contents are biased towards technical disciplines rather than business. 3. Students prefer technical modules, but value business contents for employability.

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May
2022

Working up to work: Perceived employability of students commencing a project management degree

Guinevere Gilbert; Michelle Turner; Omid Haass, RMIT University

The successful acquisition of employment is influenced by a number of parameters, including the individual's perception that they are employable. This research uses sequential mixed methods to measure the perceived employability of commencing undergraduate students of a project management degree at an Australian university. Participants had lower scores on all employability dimensions in comparsion to students who had already commenced their degree, with the exception of collaboration. Gender differences emerged, with females having lower levels than males on the commencement readiness and lifelong learning dimensions. Students did not link previous work experience to perceived employability, and employability was not framed within a project management context for commencing students. Find...

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Aug
2021

How Youth May Find Jobs: The Role of Positivity, Perceived Employability, and Support from Employment Agencies

Chiara Consiglio; Pietro Menatta; Laura Borgogni; Guido Alessandri; Lucia Valente; Gian Vittorio Caprara, Sapienza University of Rome

Youth unemployment is a relevant issue among most European countries; therefore, it is important to understand its individual and situational determinants. This study aimed to investigate a conceptual model that explains the associations among positivity (POS), perceived support from employment agencies, perceived employability (PE), and employment status in a sample of 317 unemployed Italian youth involved in the Youth Guarantee program. In particular, this study investigated the relationships between POS and PE and between PE and employment. Moreover, we analyzed whether the relationship between POS and employment status was mediated by PE and whether the relationship between POS and PE was moderated by perceived support from employment agencies. Results showed that PE totally mediated t...

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May
2021

Impact of Extracurricular in The Improvement of Higher Education Graduates’ Employability Skills: The case of Tunisia

Haifa Mefteh, Bucharest University of Economic Studies

This paper investigates the impact of extracurricular activities (ECA) on developing employability skills of higher education graduates in Tunisia. In this regard, we use a quantitative survey that has been distributed to 451 graduates. The results of the logistic regression model show that participation in extracurricular activities (ECA) is the main determinant of soft skills development. In addition, Spearman's correlation analysis demonstrates a positive one between the acquisition of soft skills and participation in extracurricular activities. Each of the activities develops specific skills. We found that participation in social groups helps to develop more soft skills.

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