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Reading list

This reading list covers some of the major streams of employability research, including competency-based, capital, dispositional, and perceived employability.

Bennett, D., Knight, E., Divan, A., Kuchel, L., Horn, J., van Reyk, D., & Burke da Silva, K. (2017). How do research-intensive universities portray employability strategies? A review of their websites. Australian Journal of Career Development, 26(2), 52-61. doi:10.1177/1038416217714475
Bridgstock, R. (2009). The Graduate Attributes We’ve Overlooked: Enhancing Graduate Employability through Career Management Skills. Higher Education Research & Development,  28(1), 31 - 44.
Dacre Pool, L., & Sewell, P. (2007). The key to employability: Developing a practical model of graduate employability. Education + Training, 49(4), 277-289. doi:10.1108/00400910710754435
Donald, W. E., Baruch, Y., & Ashleigh, M. (2017). The undergraduate self-perception of employability: Human capital, careers advice, and career ownership. Studies in Higher  Education, 1-16. doi:10.1080/03075079.2017.1387107
Fugate, M., & Kinicki, A. J. (2008). A dispositional approach to employability: Development of a measure and test of implications for employee reactions to organizational change. Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology, 81(3), 503-527. doi:10.1348/096317907x241579
Fugate, M., Kinicki, A. J., & Ashforth, B. E. (2004). Employability: A psycho-social construct, its dimensions, and applications. Journal of Vocational Behavior, 65(1), 14-38. doi:10.1016/j.jvb.2003.10.005
Holmes, L. (2013). Competing perspectives on graduate employability: possession, position or process? Studies in Higher Education, 38(4), 538-554. doi:10.1080/03075079.2011.587140
Jackson, D. (2014). Factors influencing job attainment in recent bachelor graduates: evidence from Australia. Higher Education, 68(1), 135-153. doi:10.1007/s10734-013-9696-7
Jackson, D., & Bridgstock, R. (2018). Evidencing student success in the contemporary world-of-work: renewing our thinking. Higher  Education Research & Development37(5), 984-998.
Kinash, S., Crane, L., Judd, M.-M., Mitchell, K., McLean, M., Knight, C., . . . Schulz, M. (2015). Supporting graduate employability from generalist disciplines through employer and private institution collaboration, final report prepared for the Australian Government,  Office for Learning and Teaching. Retrieved from
Lent, R. W., & Brown, S. D. (2013). Social cognitive model of career self-management: Toward a unifying view of adaptive career behavior across the life span. Journal of  Counseling Psychology, 60(4), 557 - 568. doi:10.1037/a0033446
Oliver, B., & Jorre de St Jorre, T. (2018). Graduate attributes for 2020 and beyond: Recommendations for Australian higher education providers. Higher Education Research &  Development, (in press), 1-16. doi:10.1080/07294360.2018.1446415
Rothwell, A., Herbert, I., & Rothwell, F. (2008). Self-perceived employability: Construction and initial validation of a scale for university students. Journal of Vocational Behavior,  73(1), 1-12. doi:10.1016/j.jvb.2007.12.001
Tomlinson, M. (2017). Introduction: Graduate employability in context: Charting a complex, contested and multi-faceted policy and research field. In M. Tomlinson & L. Holmes (Eds.), Graduate employability in context: Theory, research and debate. London, United Kingdom: Palgrave Macmillan.
Williams, S., Dodd, L. J., Steele, C., & Randall, R. (2016). A systematic review of current understandings of employability. Journal of Education and Work, 29(8), 877-901. doi:10.1080/13639080.2015.1102210
Yorke, M. (2006). Employability in higher education: What it is - what it is not. York, United Kingdom: The Higher Education Academy.