EMPLOYABILITY ANALYSIS USING THE PREDICTOR OF THE GRADE POINT AVERAGE (GPA) AND STUDY PERIOD: A CASE STUDY OF FRESH GRADUATES AT WIDYATAMA UNIVERSITY IN 2019
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Turkish Journal of Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation, Vol.32, Issue 3
The number of educated unemployed in Indonesia still shows an alarming number. SAKERNAS data published by the Central Statistics Agency (BPS) shows that the unemployment rate for undergraduates in Indonesia in 2019 reached over 600,000 people per year. The high number of undergraduate unemployment indicates the low employability of undergraduates in Indonesia. This study aims to analyze the employability of undergraduate graduates in Indonesia by using the cumulative achievement index and duration of study as predictors. The research method used in this study is a quantitative research method by calculating the multiple correlation between the cumulative achievement index, study period and employability. The grade point average (GPA) is calculated by adding up the scores obtained by students during their lectures divided by the number of credits. While the study period is calculated based on the number of semesters taken by the graduate from the time he entered until he graduated. Employability in this study is calculated using the graduate waiting time indicator, namely the time period between graduating from a bachelor's degree until the graduate works. The samples used in this study were graduates of the Widyatama University Undergraduate Education program in 2019. The result study reveal that the GPA variable and study period together do not have a significant effect on the employability of Widyatama University graduates in 2019; The GPA variable and study period only explain 24% of the variation in the employability value of Widyatama University graduates in 2019; 3. There are many factors outside the model that further affect the employability of graduates of Widyatama University in 2019. These factors include: (1) a greater supply of labor than the demand for workers with higher education graduates; (2) the decline in the rate of industrial growth in Indonesia; (3) mismatch between the knowledge and skills of graduates with the knowledge and skills needed by the world of work; (4) There are still many undergraduate graduates who choose to work in the formal sector, thus prolonging the waiting time to get a job.
Undergraduate Unemployment, Cumulative Achievement Index, Study Period, Employability