‘Am I employable?’: Understanding students' employability confidence and their perceived

Beaumont, Emily ORCID: 0000-0002-7318-2373, Gedye, Sharon and Richardson, Samantha (2016) ‘Am I employable?’: Understanding students' employability confidence and their perceived. Journal of Hospitality, Leisure, Sport & Tourism Education, 19. pp. 1-9. doi:10.1016/j.jhlste.2016.06.001

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Abstract

This paper addresses employability among undergraduate Marine Sport Science students' at a post-92 HEI in the UK, focusing on perceptions of employability and confidence in gaining graduate employment after having careers education embedded within their programme. Results (69% of cohort/n=57) showed that Marine Sport Science students' perception of their employability increased year on year whilst conversely, confidence in gaining graduate employment decreased year on year. This was due to seven perceived barriers: competition, experience, location, degree quality, qualifications, economy and confidence. The 'diving board theory' was established explaining the juxtaposition of improving perceived employability alongside decreasing confidence in gaining employment.

Item Type: Article
Article Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Employability; Graduate Employment; Confidence; Barriers; Experience; Qualifications
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Subjects: H Social Sciences > HF Commerce > HF5001 Business
H Social Sciences > HF Commerce > HF5001 Business > HF5549 Personnel management. Employment management
Divisions: Schools and Research Institutes > School of Business
Research Priority Areas: Applied Business & Technology
Depositing User: Kate Greenaway
Date Deposited: 15 Dec 2020 13:40
Last Modified: 15 Dec 2020 13:45
URI: http://eprints.glos.ac.uk/id/eprint/9083

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