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Scientific journals : Article
Social & behavioral sciences, psychology : Sociology & social sciences
Human health sciences : Public health, health care sciences & services
Sustainable Development
http://hdl.handle.net/10993/8897
First-year at university: the effect of academic employability skills and physical quality of life on students’ well-being.
English
Baumann, Michèle mailto [University of Luxembourg > Faculty of Language and Literature, Humanities, Arts and Education (FLSHASE) > Integrative Research Unit: Social and Individual Development (INSIDE) >]
Karavdic, Senad mailto [University of Luxembourg > Faculty of Language and Literature, Humanities, Arts and Education (FLSHASE) > Integrative Research Unit: Social and Individual Development (INSIDE) >]
Limbach-Reich, Arthur mailto [University of Luxembourg > Faculty of Language and Literature, Humanities, Arts and Education (FLSHASE) > Integrative Research Unit: Social and Individual Development (INSIDE) >]
2014
Work: A Journal of Prevention, Assessment, and Rehabilitation
49
505-515
Yes (verified by ORBilu)
International
1051-9815
1875-9270
[en] employability skills ; whoqol-bref ; freshmen students
[en] With increasing access at European universities, supporting and promoting the high education, students’ mental well-being and generic employability capacities have become priorities, but their respective influences, after an adaptation period of seven months, remain unclear.
<br />OBJECTIVE: To analyse the relationships between students’ well-being and self-perceived academic employability skills, and other social and environmental factors. METHODS: 321 freshmen students at the end of their first year completed an online questionnaire. Two instruments were used to assess well-being: the General Health Questionnaire (GHQ-12), which explores psychological suffering, and the psychological quality of life subdomain of the Whoqol-bref. RESULTS: Psychological Whoqol-bref scores are linked to the academic employability skills (AES) items of drafting, critical spirit, problem-solving, teamwork, and supervision/direction of others, and has positive effects on AES score and on the following Whoqol-bref domains: physical, social relationships and environmental. Although three of six psychological Whoqol-bref items (ability to concentrate, satisfaction with self, negative feelings) are correlated with GHQ-12 items (sleeping, decision-making, feeling under strain, problem-solving, depression, self-confidence, thinking about self, feeling happy). GHQ-12 score is negatively linked with Whoqol-bref physical. CONCLUSIONS: For better quality of life, and improved employability skills, innovative activities should be developed to ascertain the sustainable academic's abilities of students.
Integrative Research Unit: Social and Individual Development (INSIDE) > Institute for Health and Behaviour
University of Luxembourg - UL
Researchers ; Professionals ; Students ; General public
http://hdl.handle.net/10993/8897
also: http://hdl.handle.net/10993/19467
10.3233/WOR-131729

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