Grade point average and biographical data in personal resumes: Predictors of finding employment
SourceResidential Treatment for Children and Youth, 20, 3, (2015), pp. 306-316
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SW OZ BSI OGG
Residential Treatment for Children and Youth
This study aimed to examine relationships between graduates' grade point average (GPA), biographical data and success in finding a job in general and a psychology-based job in particular. Two hundred six psychology graduates participated in a two-wave longitudinal study. Biographical data assessed were extracurricular activities, computer and foreign language skills, participation in a growth mindset enrichment programme and in general enrichment programmes, and work experiences. GPA showed significant relationship with success in finding psychology-based job. Participation in growth mindset enrichment programme was related to the success in finding a job in general and in finding a psychology-based job. Work experiences predicted the success in finding a job in general. Extracurricular activities, foreign language skill and participation in general enrichment programmes showed significant relationships with success in finding psychology-based job. Computer skills did not emerge as determinant of finding a job. Practical implications are discussed.
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