Most employment opportunities have opened for graduates from certain disciplines while for a considerable proportion of the graduates, finding employment has become a problem. As well as unemployment and underemployment are considerably high among graduates. Therefore, Enhancing the employability of graduates is a challenge faced by the university system of Sri Lanka. The prime focus of this study was to investigate factors affecting graduate employability in the case of the Rajarata University of Sri Lanka. The variables under consideration were the graduate employability as a dependent variable and the variables gender, degree classification; professional qualifications, English proficiency, IT skills, training and experience, and soft skills were the independent variables. The data collected from 120 graduates through a self- administered questionnaire from the four Faculties of Rajarata University using the stratified random sampling technique. For analysis, the linear regression model, correlation analysis, and descriptive analysis used. The findings revealed that gender, professional qualification, English proficiency, training and experience, and soft skills significantly influence on graduate employability while the factor of information technology skills partially influence and degree classification did not reflect a significant impact on graduate employability.
graduates, employability, university
D. G. M. S. Jayasingha , S. M. B. L. Suraweera "An analysis of the factors affecting the graduates' employability in case of Rajarata University of Sri Lanka" Iconic Research And Engineering Journals Volume 3 Issue 12 2020 Page 10-24
D. G. M. S. Jayasingha , S. M. B. L. Suraweera "An analysis of the factors affecting the graduates' employability in case of Rajarata University of Sri Lanka" Iconic Research And Engineering Journals, 3(12)