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Pullman, Ashley; Jongbloed, Janine – Journal of Education and Work, 2019
Through analyses of Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC) data, the following study considers the direct and indirect association between education and workplace task discretion in 30 countries. By focusing on cross-national comparison, it considers the ways in which these findings are dependent on both the…
Descriptors: Education Work Relationship, Adults, Professional Autonomy, Context Effect
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Fernandez, Frank; Liu, Huacong – Journal of Education and Work, 2019
Policymakers are increasingly concerned that employees need both foundational skills, such as numeracy, and soft skills to take better advantage of new technologies and adapt to changing work. In this study, we examined the relationships between the use of soft skills and occupational outcomes among a nationally representative sample of adult…
Descriptors: 21st Century Skills, Employment Qualifications, Job Skills, Skill Development