The mastery of generic skills amongst students with the aim to increase the employability: IPTA and IPTS

Esa, Ahmad and Arshad , Nazni Hani and Mohamad, Baharom (2010) The mastery of generic skills amongst students with the aim to increase the employability: IPTA and IPTS. Journal of Applied Research in Education . ISSN 1996-9945

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Abstract

The purpose of this research is an analysis amongst public higher education institution (IPTA) and private higher education institution (IPTS) students on the mastery level of generic skills in order to increase the employability. The sample of this study is comprised 386 IPTA and IPTS final semester students and two industrial representatives. Quantitative and qualitative methods were used as a research design by using questionnaire and interview as research instruments. The questionnaire data then was analyzed using descriptive statistical analysis while t-test had been conducted to compare generic skills among IPTA and IPTS students. Overall the finding indicated that IPTA and IPTS students had high awareness towards the importance of generic skills. And, the mastery level of generic skills amongst IPTA and IPTS students were also rather high. Nevertheless, the result shows that there are differences on the mastering of the generic skills between IPTA and IPTS students. Hence, with the hope, the results of the research can help the IPTA and IPTS to ensure the mastery of generic skills amongst students can fulfill the needs of the employee in the industry.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:generic skills;public higher education institution;private higher education institution
Subjects:L Education > LC Special aspects of education
Divisions:Faculty of Technical Education > Department of Professional Education
ID Code:3823
Deposited By:Prof. Madya Dr Ahmad Bin Esa
Deposited On:20 May 2013 10:41
Last Modified:05 Jun 2013 09:21

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