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Level of generic skills requirement among technician in polytechnic

Esa, Ahmad and Ab Hadi, Mohd Yusop and Ishak, Fariza and Mohd Salleh, Berhannudin (2009) Level of generic skills requirement among technician in polytechnic. International Journal of Education. ISSN 1978-1342


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Generic skills are important skills for worker that required by almost of the employments. Beside technical skills, generic skills are designed for employee in order to produce excellent and efficient job. This research is focus on to identify the level of generic skills desirable by technician and the level of skills that they have from lecturer, student and technician perspective in polytechnic. The total of research respondent is 366 which consist of lecturers, students and technicians. The data is collected from questionnaire and analyzed by SPSS v.12 programmer to get mean score, standard deviation, factor analysis and ANOVA testing. Research finding found that the level of generic skills requirement among the technician is at a higher level (mean=4.156) and also mastering in generic skills at the higher level too (mean=4.184). Mean while, by the ANOVA analysis it is found that there is a significant different on generic skills technician level of requirement among the polytechnic. Through factor analysis, it is found nine (9) of generic skills are imperative to equip by technician. Based on research finding, hopefully a significant authority board will take a move to increase the generic skills among technician and other staffs in polytechnic.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: generic skills;technician;polytechnic
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management > HD58.7-58.95 Organizational behavior, change and effectiveness. Corporate culture
Divisions: Faculty of Technical and Vocational Education > Department of Professional Education
Depositing User: Prof. Madya Dr Ahmad Bin Esa
Date Deposited: 20 May 2013 02:38
Last Modified: 05 Jun 2013 01:15
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/3822
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