The changing world of work and youth: a comparative research of Australian and Turkish university students' perceptions about the changing world of work
Dawes, Glenn, and Bozkurt, Veysel (2010) The changing world of work and youth: a comparative research of Australian and Turkish university students' perceptions about the changing world of work. World Applied Sciences Journal, 9 (12). pp. 1343-1349.
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The world of work is changing for many people living in post-industrial countries across the globe. The aim of this paper is to compare Australian and Turkish university students’ perceptions about the changing nature of work in relation to their future prospects as employees. This research found that university students in post-industrial Australia were relatively optimistic about the changing nature of work as well as the opportunities for finding employment after graduating from university. By comparison Turkish students were more concerned about issues such as global competition and the perceived lack of opportunities for finding permanent full-time employment after graduating from university. Turkish students were also concerned about the dearth of opportunities for finding flexible employment which would allow them more time to engage in leisure activities. Despite the divergence of perceptions between these two cohorts of students, there were shared positive views that engagement in tertiary studies would lead to better life outcomes.
|Item Type:||Article (Refereed Research - C1)|
|Keywords:||transformation of work, youth, Turkey, Australia|
|FoR Codes:||13 EDUCATION > 1301 Education Systems > 130103 Higher Education @ 10%|
16 STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY > 1608 Sociology > 160809 Sociology of Education @ 70%
16 STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY > 1608 Sociology > 160803 Race and Ethnic Relations @ 20%
|SEO Codes:||93 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 9301 Learner and Learning > 930102 Learner and Learning Processes @ 50%|
93 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 9399 Other Education and Training > 939908 Workforce Transition and Employment @ 50%
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