Responding to the Challenges Of Employment Through Graduate Attributes


  • Dennis V. Madrigal University of Negro Occidental-Recoletos



Extent of Practice, Employment, Graduate Attributes


Responding to the challenges of global employment, universities recognize the need to produce graduates who meet the ever-changing demands of work and life in the national and global environment. This paper investigates the extent of practice of graduate attributes among graduating college students of a Catholic University. It determines the influence of graduate attributes in students’ lives. Using a sequential explanatory mixed-method design, the findings revealed that the participants developed the graduate attributes to a high extent. Remarkable implication signifies that university education has successfully prepared and trained students to meet the challenges of national and global employment and industry.

Author Biography

Dennis V. Madrigal, University of Negro Occidental-Recoletos

is an Assistant Professor of Religious Education in the Department of Religious Education and a faculty member of the Recoletos de Bacolod Graduate School of University of Negros Occidental-Recoletos (UNO-R). He graduated with Bachelor of Arts in Classical Philosophy at Casiciaco Recoletos Seminary and finished his Master of Arts in Education major in Religious Studies at La Consolation College-Bacolod. He received his Doctor of Philosophy in Educational Management from the University of Negros Occidental-Recoletos. Currently, he is the Chair of the Religious Education Department and Liaison Officer of the University to the Association of Catholic Universities in the Philippines (ACUP).

Dr. Madrigal is also the current President of the Philippine Association of Catholic Religious Educators (PACRE), a newly established national professional organization of religion teachers based in Bacolod City, Philippines.


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How to Cite

Madrigal, D. V. (2015). Responding to the Challenges Of Employment Through Graduate Attributes. Recoletos Multidisciplinary Research Journal, 3(1).




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