Book 2007

Effectiveness of University Education in Italy

Employability, Competences, Human Capital


ISBN: 978-3-7908-1749-2 (Print) 978-3-7908-1751-5 (Online)

Table of contents (27 chapters)

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  1. Front Matter

    Pages I-XI

  2. Effectiveness of University Education

    1. Chapter

      Pages 1-9

      Informative Sources for the Evaluation of the University Education Effectiveness in Italy

    2. Chapter

      Pages 11-27

      A Fuzzy Measure of Satisfaction for University Education as a Key for Employment

    3. Chapter

      Pages 29-42

      A Multilevel Analysis of Graduates’ Job Satisfaction

    4. Chapter

      Pages 43-54

      Quality Assessment of the University Educational Process: an Application of the ECSI Model

    5. Chapter

      Pages 55-69

      Evaluating the University Educational Process. A Robust Approach to the Drop-out Problem

    6. Chapter

      Pages 71-87

      A Structural Model of the Employment Pathways of the University of Foggia Graduates

    7. Chapter

      Pages 89-104

      Measurement of University External Effectiveness Based on the Use of the Acquired Skills

  3. Employability of Graduates

    1. Chapter

      Pages 105-121

      Graduates’ Job Quality Dimensions According to a Delphi-Shang Experiment

    2. Chapter

      Pages 123-139

      Networks of “Weak” Ties of Padua University Graduates Searching for Employment

    3. Chapter

      Pages 141-149

      University Choices and Work Destinies in Italy

    4. Chapter

      Pages 151-167

      Accept or Refuse a Job? How Graduates Decide

    5. Chapter

      Pages 169-181

      A Multilevel Chain Graph Model for the Analysis of Graduates’ Employment

    6. Chapter

      Pages 183-194

      Transition from University to the Job Market. A Time Analysis of the University of Cagliari Graduates

    7. Chapter

      Pages 195-206

      The Determinants of Graduates’ Placement. Analysis of Interactions Using Boolean Logit Models

    8. Chapter

      Pages 207-217

      The Transition from University to the Job Market. An Emigration Analysis of the University of Cagliari Graduates

    9. Chapter

      Pages 219-231

      University Studies and Employment. An Application of the Principal Strata Approach to Causal Analysis

    10. Chapter

      Pages 233-246

      Is the Length of the First Job Search Spell a Valid Measure of External Effectiveness of University Programmes?

  4. Competence Analysis

    1. Chapter

      Pages 247-259

      Competence-based Compatibility between Jobs and University Curricula

    2. Chapter

      Pages 261-275

      The Ideal Candidate. Analysis of Professional Competences through Text Mining of Job Offers

    3. Chapter

      Pages 277-285

      Companies, Competences and Graduates’ Selection Processes: an Attempt to Quantify

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