Programme recruitment and evaluation: the effect of an employability enhancement programme on the general self-efficacy levels of unemployed graduates

Richard Hazenberg, Frederick A Seddon, Simon Denny

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Abstract

This paper reports research that engaged in the evaluation of an intervention programme designed to enhance the employability of a group of unemployed graduates. The evaluation adopted a quasi-experimental intervention research method employing a general self-efficacy scale, which had been validated in prior research. Results revealed that participants displayed higher levels of GSE after engagement in the programme. Results also revealed the effect of ‘behavioural plasticity’ on the intervention experiences of unemployed graduate participants. The findings of this study are discussed in relation to programme design, recruitment and evaluation.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)273-300
Number of pages28
JournalJournal of Education and Work
Volume28
Issue number3
Early online date22 Apr 2014
DOIs
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 22 Apr 2014

Keywords

  • employability
  • graduate
  • unemployment
  • general self-efficacy

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