Graduates' emotional competency: aligning academic programs, firms' requirements and students' profiles
AbstractThis study explores the still under-investigated phenomenon of the development of behavioral competencies in higher education settings. We carried out a study on a sample of graduate students enrolled in different disciplinary academic programs in a public University located in northern Italy. We analyzed their emotional, social and cognitive competencies (by adopting a research method that includes a multi-rater approach), comparing them with those expected by a sample of recruiting companies and with those developed by the teachers. Moreover, this study provides preliminary evidence on the impact of a set of characteristics related to the academic learning environment (such as the teaching methods) on the studentsÕ competency profile, correlating these variables with single competencies and clusters.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Department of Management, Università Ca' Foscari Venezia in its series Working Papers with number 13.
Length: 31 pages
Date of creation: Aug 2013
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Emotional and social competencies; graduate students; higher education; behavioral competency; learning environment; competency development.;
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- NEP-ALL-2013-09-06 (All new papers)
- NEP-CBE-2013-09-06 (Cognitive & Behavioural Economics)
- NEP-EDU-2013-09-06 (Education)
- NEP-EUR-2013-09-06 (Microeconomic European Issues)
- NEP-SOG-2013-09-06 (Sociology of Economics)
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