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dc.contributor.authorPrikshat, Verma
dc.contributor.authorKumar, Sanjeev
dc.contributor.authorNankervis, Alan
dc.date.accessioned2019-02-02T05:17:00Z
dc.date.available2019-02-02T05:17:00Z
dc.date.issued2019-04-15
dc.identifier.issn0040-0912
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10369/10259
dc.descriptionArticle published in Education and Training available at https://doi.org/10.1108/ET-05-2018-0114
dc.description.abstractPurpose The purpose of this paper is to conceptualise graduate work-readiness and to develop a scale to measure it. Design/methodology The methodology entailed the compilation of a literature review and the conduct of qualitative interviews and a focus group to generate items. This study used the ‘resource-based view (RBV)’ approach to conceptualise a multidimensional – ‘Work-readiness integrated competence model (WRICM)’– consisting of four main factors (namely, intellectual, personality, meta skill and job-specific resources), with a further ten sub-dimensions. Further, a series of tests were performed to assess its reliability and validity. Findings A final 53 item WRICM scale covering four dimensions and ten sub-dimensions of graduate work-readiness was developed based on the perceptions of 362 HR professionals and managers from seven Asia-Pacific countries. The ten sub-dimensions covering 53 work readiness skills reflect the perceptions of stakeholders regarding the work-readiness of graduates. The scale was found to be psychometrically sound for measuring graduate work-readiness. Research limitations Though the WRICM model is based on the inputs of different stakeholders of graduate work-readiness (employers, educators, policy-makers and graduates), the development of the WRICM scale is based on the perspectives of industry/employers only. Practical implications The WRICM model has implications for education, industry, professional associations, policy-makers and for graduates. These stakeholders can adapt this scale in assessing the work-readiness of graduates in different streams of education. Originality/value The authors believe that the WRICM model is the first multi-dimensional construct that is based on a sound theory and from the inputs from graduate work- readiness stakeholders from seven Asia Pacific countries.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherEmerald Publishing Limiteden_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesEducation & Training
dc.subjectgraduate work-readiness, work-readiness scale, work-readiness model, scale developmenten_US
dc.titleWork-readiness integrated competence model: Conceptualisation and scale developmenten_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.1108/ET-05-2018-0114
dcterms.dateAccepted2019-01-08
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