Modelling graduate skill transfer from university to the workplace


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Author: Jackson, Denise


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 gaps across developed economies. Using confirmatory factor analysis (CFA) and structural equation modelling (SEM), it models skill transfer in 674 business graduates from 39 different Australian universities. Findings support extant literature...  [+] Show more

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

Keywords: Transferable skill; Business skill; Graduates; Employability; Education work relationship; Relevance of education and training; Transition from education and training to employment; Return on education and training

Geographic subjects: Australia; Oceania

Published: Abingdon, England: Taylor and Francis, 2016

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Journal volume: 29

Journal number: 2

Journal date: 2016

Pages: pp. 199-231

ISSN: 1363-9080, 1469-9435 (online)

Resource type: Article

Peer reviewed: Yes

Document number: TD/TNC 124.1086

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