Polytechnic University of Valencia Congress, Third International Conference on Higher Education Advances

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Internal determinants of university student employability. Construction and validation of scales
Gloria Caballero, Paula Álvarez, Mª Jesús López-Miguens

Last modified: 08-06-2017


One of the challenges faced by European universities today is to ensure that their graduates find employment in line with their attributes. Graduate employability depends, among other factors, on many internal determinants in individuals. However, there is no consensus on how to measure them, and the scales developed to date have not been properly validated. The purpose of this paper is to construct and validate, at confirmatory level, a set of instruments for measuring the internal determinants of graduate employability. The results, based on a sample of 816 students, show the structure of the scales resulting from checking content validity, dimensionality, reliability, and convergent, discriminant and nomological validity.

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