Exploring the factor structure of the CareerEDGE Employability Development Profile.

Dacre Pool, Lorraine and Qualter, Pamela and Sewell, Peter (2014) Exploring the factor structure of the CareerEDGE Employability Development Profile. Education and Training, 56 (4). pp. 303-313. ISSN 0040-0912

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Abstract

Purpose – There has been little empirical research conducted in relation to graduate employability and diagnostic tools available in this area are very limited. The purpose of this paper is to introduce and explore the factor structure of a new measure of employability development, the CareerEDGE Employability Development Profile (EDP). Design/methodology/approach – The EDP was completed by 807 undergraduate students, providing data for exploratory and confirmatory factor analyses. Findings – The analyses suggest that the EDP is multidimensional and maps clearly onto the CareerEDGE model of graduate employability. Research limitations/implications – These findings are discussed and interpreted as offering support for the use of the EDP with students as a developmental tool and as a measurement tool for use in the design, implementation and evaluation of employability interventions or other research purposes. Originality/value – The provision of a practical employability development tool that is suitable for use with students of any Higher Education institution. The findings also add to the limited literature on graduate employability.

Item Type: Journal Article
Journal or Publication Title: Education and Training
Uncontrolled Keywords: /dk/atira/pure/subjectarea/aacsb/contributionstopractice
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ID Code: 69294
Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
Deposited On: 30 Apr 2014 08:53
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 19 Feb 2020 08:17
URI: https://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/69294

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