Aspects of learning style and labour market entry an explorative study
AbstractSince ‘soft factors’ gain more interest for their relevance for the labour market, this study explores the effect of learning style on labour market entry. Learning style is considered to be a relative stable educational concept representing an individual’s learning preferences. This study links the educational concept of learning style with labour market research. The sample has been composed of graduates in Economics of the Maastricht University who graduated in between 1991 and 1995. They all started their studies in 1986 or 1987, in which years their learning style data were collected. Learning style aspects were tested for their effect on job chances, quality of work and type of job (job match) at the time of the survey one and a half year after graduation. Analyses were applied within a two step model. In the first step only learning style data and control variables were included. In the second step, relevant covariates like study results were included in the analyses in addition to the learning style data. Logistic and normal lineair regression analyses point out that the motivational aspects of learning style tend to have an effect on most of the labour market indicators, whereas the cognitive information processing aspects merely affect the chance of getting an academic job. Results of multinomial logistic regression analyses reveal some effects on entering an accounting job in comparison with a managing job (job match). The learning style aspect ‘holism’ shows a limited, although unexpected positive effect in this respect. For globalism a negative effect on entering an accounting job appeared. Extendedness appeared to have a limited negative effect on entering an accounting job as well. For research jobs in comparison with managing jobs, no effects are found. Altogether, the effects of learning style aspects appear to be more profound than the effects of study results with respect to labour market entry. Implications and limitations of the study are discussed.
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- Semeijn, Judith H. & Velden, Rolf van der, 2002. "Aspects of learning style and labour market entry: an explorative study," Open Access publications from Maastricht University urn:nbn:nl:ui:27-18341, Maastricht University.
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- Semeijn,Judith & Velden,Rrolf,van der & Heijke,Hans & Vleuten,Cees,van der & Boshuizen,Els, 2004. "The role of education in selection and allocation on the labour market; An empirical study in the medical field," ROA Research Memorandum 002, Maastricht University, Research Centre for Education and the Labour Market (ROA).
- Semeijn, Judith & Velden, Rolf van der & Heijke, Hans & Vleuten, Cees van der & Boshuizen, Henny, 2005. "The role of education in selection and allocation in the labour market: an empirical study in the medical field," Open Access publications from Maastricht University urn:nbn:nl:ui:27-13469, Maastricht University.
- Semeijn,Judith & Velden,Rrolf,van der & Heijke,Hans & Vleuten,Cees,van der & Boshuizen,Els, 2004. "The role of education in selection and allocation on the labour market; An empirical study in the medical field," Research Memoranda 002, Maastricht : ROA, Research Centre for Education and the Labour Market.
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