Psychological quality of life and employability skills among newly registered first-year students: opportunities for further university development

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Author: Baumann, Michele; Karavdic, Senad; Chau, Nearkasen


In accord with new European university reforms initiated by the Bologna Process, our objective was to evaluate influences on the relationship between psychological quality of life (QoL) and the acquisition of academic employability skills (AES) among first-year students at the University in Luxembourg. At the beginning (two months in) and the end (nine months) of the academic year, 973 newly registered students participated in this study involving two cross-university surveys. Students who redoubled or who had studied at other universities were excluded. Data were collected with an...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Employment; Students; Skills and knowledge; Outcomes; Higher education

Keywords: Employability; Wellbeing; Skill development

Geographic subjects: Luxembourg; Europe

Published: Irvine, California: SCIRP, 2013

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Journal title: Health

Journal volume: 5

Journal number: 3A

Journal date: 2013

Pages: pp. 617-626

ISSN: 1949-4998, 1949-5005 (online)

Resource type: Article

Peer reviewed: Yes

Call number: TD/TNC 112.72

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