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TitleGraduate employability and competence development in higher education - a systematic literature review using PRISMA
Author(s)Abelha, Marta
Fernandes, Sandra
Mesquita, Diana
Seabra, Filipa
Ferreira-Oliveira, Ana Teresa
Keywordsemployability
graduates
competences
higher education
systematic review
PRISMA
Issue date2020
PublisherMultidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute
JournalSustainability
CitationAbelha, M.; Fernandes, S.; Mesquita, D.; Seabra, F.; Ferreira-Oliveira, A.T. Graduate Employability and Competence Development in Higher Education—A Systematic Literature Review Using PRISMA. Sustainability 2020, 12, 5900.
Abstract(s)This paper aims to develop a systematic review on graduate employability and competence development, intending to present an international perspective on the matter. It analyses the role of higher education institutions in promoting the development of competences for employability. The Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews (PRISMA) statement was used as a formal systematic review guideline for data collection. Data was obtained from research studies over the period 2009–2019. The analysis included a total of 69 papers from Web of Science (WoS) and Scopus databases. Results show that Europe leads the number of publications on these topics during the past decade. One of the main issues associated with competence development and graduate employability found in the review is related to the (mis)match between university graduates’ competences and employers’ needs. Findings indicate that higher education institutions are concerned with using strategies to enhance the development of competences for graduate employability. Graduate employability and competence development around the world depend on a strong sense of innovation and collaboration practices implemented in higher education.
TypeArticle
URIhttp://hdl.handle.net/1822/66426
DOI10.3390/su12155900
ISSN2071-1050
Publisher versionhttps://www.mdpi.com/2071-1050/12/15/5900
Peer-Reviewedyes
AccessOpen access
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