An integrative model for measuring graduates’ employability skills - A study in China

Su, Wenping and Zhang, Miao (2015) An integrative model for measuring graduates’ employability skills - A study in China. Cogent Business & Management, 2(1060729), ISSN (online) 2331-1975

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Abstract

Employability is a key issue in graduates’ job-hunting, but little research has been done on that of the graduates in Chinese universities. These universities have been experiencing a decline in their graduate employment since the past decade. This paper attempts to tackle this issue. It reviews the relevant research on employability and develops a research-based theoretical framework to evaluate and analyze the graduates’ employability in China. It adopts multiple approaches to establish the skills that will enhance university students’ employability. Investigating around 100 employers and 200 undergraduates from the universities in Beijing, the paper explores the characteristics of and factors influencing the graduates’ employability. Subsequently, it proposes a qualitative model to measure graduates’ employability. Based on the findings, it discusses the theoretical and practical implications and provides advice for Chinese graduates to improve their employability.

Item Type: Article
Research Area: Asian studies
Business and management studies
Education
Faculty, School or Research Centre: Faculty of Business and Law (until 2017)
Faculty of Business and Law (until 2017) > Kingston Business School (Department of Management) (from August 2013)
Depositing User: Miao Zhang
Date Deposited: 05 Nov 2015 16:20
Last Modified: 05 Nov 2015 16:20
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/23311975.2015.1060729
URI: http://eprints.kingston.ac.uk/id/eprint/32819

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