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Title: Economics and business administration post-graduates in transition from university to work: Labor market success factors
Authors: Bijker, Monique
Van der Klink, Marcel
Boshuizen, Els
Keywords: businesss curricula
postgraduates' labor market success
Rasch model
competencies
Issue Date: 19-Jun-2012
Abstract: Due to rapid economic changes employers require more versatile competences from post-graduates in economics and business administration. The goal of the current study was to develop generalizable measures for self-reported competences in labor market surveys, and to investigate their predictive validity. The sample consisted of more than 4000 Dutch post-graduates in economics and business administration. The Rasch rating scale model indicated that self-reported acquired competences and self-reported required competences are two different constructs. Employers (as reported by the alumni) prioritize competences in different ways than education programs. Regressions revealed that specifically alumni’s self-reported required competences and GPA were powerful positive predictors of labor market success, whereas the self-reported acquired competences were negative or neutral predictors.
Description: Bijker, M. M., Van der Klink, M. R., & Boshuizen, H. P. A. (2012, 13-17 April). Economics and business administration post-graduates in transition from university to work: Labor market success factors. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Education Research Association (AERA), Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1820/4315
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