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Title: Sobrecualificación vs. falta de talento
Other Titles: Overqualification vs. lack of talent
Author: Duque Zuluaga, Lola
Pujol-Jover, Maria  
Riera Prunera, Carme  
Keywords: perceptions
gap analysis
ANOVA test
Issue Date: Dec-2021
Publisher: Adaya Press
Published in: EDUNOVATIC2021. Conference Proceedings
Abstract: Skills play a crucial role in the life-training of a person. The society is nowadays particularly focused on the assessment of competences, thus going beyond academic results. We are facing a change of paradigm, since we move from the traditional “know what you have done” to the current “know what you can do and learn”. In terms of training, it means moving from the concept of tasks to functions, from focusing on knowledge to doing it on skills and attitudes, on know-how, on how to face tasks and responsibilities. Besides, skills are closely related to the type of work and the labor market existing in each country or economic area and has to do with the fact that low skilled jobs are relegated to very specific areas, whereas high developed areas center their efforts on more qualified jobs. This research uses a case study to analyze the relationship between the skills developed at university and those that labor market demands in Spain. Building on the SERVQUAL model, we adapt a gap model comparing businessmen’ and graduates’ perceptions of required and acquired competences. We developed two questionnaires addressed to both groups of individuals, ensuring that the same sets of competences were directly comparable. After analyzing the discrepancies corresponding to 30 competences grouped into three sets, we conclude that graduates are not prone to learn certain skills that apparently would be useful to successfully join the labor market, and that they seem to lack self-esteem and self-confidence in their abilities and knowledge.
Language: English
ISBN: 978-84-124511-2-2
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