Relationships between demographic factors and employment prospects of architecture, construction and urban planning graduates

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Poon, Joanna 2016. Relationships between demographic factors and employment prospects of architecture, construction and urban planning graduates. International Journal of Construction Education and Research. https://doi.org/10.1080/15578771.2016.1153008
AuthorsPoon, Joanna
Abstract

This paper investigates the relationships between demographic factors and the employment prospects of architecture, construction and urban planning students. Dimensionality reduction was used to produce the dataset for the further analysis in this paper from the raw data of Australia Graduate Survey (AGS). Descriptive analysis, chi-squared contingency 2-way analysis and phi-coefficient test were used for the analysis of data. The research findings indicated that architecture graduates have the lowest level of graduate employment at 84.66% whilst construction graduates have the highest level at 92.27%. Gender, age and education level are not statistically significant correlated with whether the graduates are able to secure employment after graduation. On the other hand, whether speaking English at home or not is statistically significant correlated with whether graduates secured employment or not after graduation. Demographic factors are statistically significant correlated with whether graduates secure full-time or part-time employment. Architecture graduates who are male, age 24 years or above, studied a postgraduate degree and spoke English at home are more likely to be employed on a full-time basis after graduation. Age and whether speaking English at home or not; and gender are not correlated with whether construction and urban planning graduates respectively were employed full-time.

Year2016
JournalInternational Journal of Construction Education and Research
PublisherTaylor & Francis
ISSN1557-8771
1550-3984
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1080/15578771.2016.1153008
Web address (URL)http://hdl.handle.net/10545/621120
http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/15578771.2016.1153008
hdl:10545/621120
Publication dates16 Mar 2016
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Deposited08 Dec 2016, 11:17
ContributorsUniversity of Salford
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