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A Relevant Study On Employability Skills And Employment Quality Of Postgraduates In Economic And Management Majors

Posted on:2009-09-18Degree:MasterType:Thesis
Country:ChinaCandidate:F WuFull Text:PDF
GTID:2167360272990870Subject:Business management
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With the expansion of the scale of higher education, there are more and more postgraduates. As several surveys convey, it's hard for postgaraduates to search a good job. There are large gaps in searching outcomes among postgraduates, especially between male and female students.The employers emphasis more on abilities other than diploma. The abilities can also be named as employability skills, while the better indicator to evaluate employment resules is employment quality. As economic and management majors are applied, the researching object of this paper defined as postgraduates in economic and management majors of Xiamen University, 2008; this paper adopts empirical research and discusses the constructs of employability skills, the relationship between employability skills and employment quality, the difference of these two between genders, and gets the following conclusions:(1) The employability skills of postgraduates in economic and management majors consist of 6 demensions: self-awareness, teamwork and communicating skills, problem-solving skills, larning skills ,self-management skills and responsibility.(2) Little difference of employability skills are perceived between male and female postgraduates, though that of employment quality is significant which are working place and salary. Boys have more passion for job , they go to developed cities and search for higer salary than girls.(3) The employability skills and employment quality of postgraduates in economic and management majors have low significant correlation, and that of boys have a middle significant correlation, but that of girls are not sure. To the boys, the higher employability skills, the better employment quality; to the girls, there are so many factors to influence their employment quality, such as the role, the desire of job. Influenced by the idea of "men out and women in", due to the gender difference and age problem, many employers prefer boys to girls which will reduce the job opportunities, then influence the employment quality.
Keywords/Search Tags:Postgraduates in Economic and Management Majors, Employability Skills, Employment Quality
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