Graduate employability and competence development in higher education - a systematic literature review using PRISMA

Marta Abelha*, Sandra Fernandes, Diana Mesquita, Filipa Seabra, Ana Teresa Ferreira-Oliveira

*Autor correspondente para este trabalho

Resultado de pesquisarevisão de pares

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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.
Idioma originalEnglish
Número do artigo5900
Páginas (de-até)1-27
Número de páginas27
RevistaSustainability
Volume12
Número de emissão15
DOIs
Estado da publicaçãoPublished - 1 ago 2020
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