Skills and attributes needed in the workplace: A European survey of sport employers' and sport graduates' perceptions

Goudas, M and Tsimeas, P and Tsitkari, E and Baker, Colin and Loughren, Elizabeth A and Crone, Diane (2015) Skills and attributes needed in the workplace: A European survey of sport employers' and sport graduates' perceptions. In: 23rd International Congress of Physical Education & Sport, 15th - 17th May 2015, Komotini, Greece.

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Abstract

This study presents data from the Erasmus Life Long Learning Program “Employability of Graduates of Sport” (EGS). EGS aims at establishing a Europe wide Employers/Sport related Higher Education Institutions network, to promote good practice in employability programs. As part of the Needs Analysis action of the project, a survey of employers and sport graduates was performed. Employers (n = 347) and Sport Graduates (n = 2047) from 6 countries (UK, France, Germany, Greece, Spain and Czech Republic) rated: a. the importance and b. the perceived possession of 20 specific attributes and skills related to employability. This study presents data from the Greek sub‐samples as well as a comparison between the results from Greece and those from all countries. Regarding Greece, there were large differences between Graduates and Employers perception of the possession of skills and attributes, with Employers denoting that Graduates possess the skills to a much lower extent that the Graduates perceived. Also, Greek Employers perceived that Graduates possessed the skills and characteristics to a lower extent than Employers from the other countries.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Article Type: Article
Additional Information: The submission, review and acceptance of the short paper is certified through this electronic file
Uncontrolled Keywords: Attributes, Greek Employers, Greek Graduates, Skills
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
L Education > L Education (General)
Divisions: Schools and Research Institutes > School of Sport & Exercise
Research Priority Areas: Sport, Exercise, Health & Wellbeing
Depositing User: Colin Baker
Date Deposited: 14 Jul 2015 14:30
Last Modified: 01 Nov 2016 21:05
URI: http://eprints.glos.ac.uk/id/eprint/2441

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