Socioeconomic factor and first-degree graduate employability: The Malaysian scenario

Md Nor, Sharifah and Abu Samah, Bahaman (2009) Socioeconomic factor and first-degree graduate employability: The Malaysian scenario. The International Journal of Diversity in Organisations, Communities and Nations, 9 (3). pp. 87-102. ISSN 1447-9532

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Abstract

This paper discusses graduates’ employability and its relationship to socioeconomic factor. Approximately 2048 first-degree graduates from the public universities were studied. Graduates were surveyed online regarding their employment status (being employed or unemployed, current earning and job status) soon after they completed their degree and two years later. Descriptive statistics including logistic regression were utilized as tools of analysis. The findings reveal that graduates’ socioeconomic status as measured by their family income is related to their employability status both soon after graduation and two years later. Discussions pertaining to possible reasons for this phenomena and measures to enhance the employability of graduates from poorer homes was discussed.

Item Type:Article
Keyword:Socioeconomic Status, Graduate Employability
Faculty or Institute:Faculty of Educational Studies
Publisher:The International Journal of Diversity in Organisations, Communities and Nations
ID Code:7713
Deposited By: Fazlin Hj. Shamsudin
Deposited On:17 Aug 2010 01:41
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