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Globally, serious doubts are now expressed about the quality of accounting education, and employers are concerned about the lack of employability among graduates. All stakeholders unanimously agree on the need for a drastic overhaul of the present accounting education system to enhance employability. Employability includes behavioural competencies, organizational abilities, and employees' capabilities to meet the ever-changing organizational demands. This could be achieved only by aligning the university and workplace through interaction between academicians and employers. There is a lack of a validated tool to measure employability. Such a tool is required to assess the level of employability so that required corrective measures could be taken. A review of the literature shows there is no such validated tool based on Saudi Arabian cultural sensitivities. The present study attempted to fill this gap in the literature. Based on the literature review and discussion with experts in the field, the researchers created an initial item pool with 50 items. The study successfully developed a 29 item, five-factor tool with robust reliability and validity based on rigorous psychometric examinations. The tool, it is expected, would trigger further empirical interests and examinations about the employability of accounting graduates,

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This page is a summary of: Construction and validation of the employability questionnaire for accounting graduates, Education + Training, January 2022, Emerald,
DOI: 10.1108/et-04-2021-0152.
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