A between-subject design to evaluate students' employability in the Lebanese labor market

dc.contributor.author Kertechian, Kevin Sevag
dc.contributor.author Karkoulian, Silva
dc.contributor.author Ismail, Hussein N.
dc.contributor.author Aad Makhoul, Samar Samir
dc.date.accessioned 2021-12-28T09:47:52Z
dc.date.available 2021-12-28T09:47:52Z
dc.date.copyright © 2021
dc.date.issued 2021
dc.description This article is not available at CUD collection. The version of scholarly record of this article is published in Higher Education, Skills and Work-based Learning (2021), available online at: https://doi.org/10.1108/HESWBL-04-2021-0083 en_US
dc.description.abstract Purpose: This study aims to examine the effect of experience abroad, academic success and university reputation on students' employability in the Lebanese labor market. Design/methodology/approach: The study uses a between-subject design to identify whether academic success, university reputation and experience abroad have an impact on how potential recruiters (i.e. employers) are perceiving student employability. The study uses 16 fictitious applications of business graduates, which differed in grade-point average, university reputation and experience abroad, rated by 784 Lebanese professionals. Findings: The results suggest that high-performing students with experience abroad and high-performing students from a reputable university are perceived to be more employable. For low-performing students, having completed an experience abroad results in a lower reward in terms of employability. Research limitations/implications: The present study offers an analysis of students' employability through employers' lens; it offers insights for students on how to be perceived as more employable in a context where competition among future workers is fierce. Practical implications: The results of this research provide a roadmap for graduates for enhancing their employability in Lebanese markets and offer actionable insights to employers. Originality/value: The most original contribution of this study is the analysis of university reputation impact on the likelihood of receiving positive feedback during the evaluation process. The impact of two Lebanese universities, one ranked in the QS ranking and one not, was investigated. © 2021, Emerald Publishing Limited. en_US
dc.identifier.citation Kertechian, K. S., Karkoulian, S., Ismail, H. N., & Aad Makhoul, S. S. (2021). A between-subject design to evaluate students' employability in the lebanese labor market. Higher Education, Skills and Work-Based Learning, https://doi.org/10.1108/HESWBL-04-2021-0083 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 20423896
dc.identifier.uri https://doi.org/10.1108/HESWBL-04-2021-0083
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12519/481
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Emerald Group Holdings Ltd. en_US
dc.relation Authors Affiliations : Kertechian, K.S., Faculty of Management, Canadian University Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates; Karkoulian, S., Lebanese American University, Beirut, Lebanon; Ismail, H.N., Lebanese American University, Beirut, Lebanon; Aad Makhoul, S.S., Lebanese American University, Beirut, Lebanon
dc.relation.ispartofseries Higher Education, Skills and Work-based Learning;
dc.rights This article is © Emerald Publishing Limited and permission has been granted for this version to appear here (https://repository.cud.ac.ae/). Emerald does not grant permission for this article to be further copied/distributed or hosted elsewhere without the express permission from Emerald Publishing Limited.
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dc.subject Academic success en_US
dc.subject Experience abroad en_US
dc.subject Job suitability en_US
dc.subject Student employability en_US
dc.subject University reputation en_US
dc.title A between-subject design to evaluate students' employability in the Lebanese labor market en_US
dc.type Article en_US
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