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Enhancing individual employability skills: A case study of Universiti Teknologi MARA Pahang

Shamsul Nizam, Mohamed Badri (2013) Enhancing individual employability skills: A case study of Universiti Teknologi MARA Pahang. Masters thesis, Universiti Utara Malaysia.

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The increase in the number of graduates is not commensurate with the number of jobs available. This has created a fortuitous situation for employers who have the advantage in selecting the best and rejecting the rest. In this study, student engagement, curriculum design and teaching methods have been selected as the independent variables, while the employability skills, as a dependent variable. They will be tested in order to determine whether there is a relationship among them. For the purpose of data analysis, a survey had been done to the UiTM Pahang’s final semester students by using the Simple Random Sampling. The result reveals positive relationships between those variables and enhancing students’ employability skills. The numbers of questionnaires distributed were 200, where 170 respondents had returned their questionnaire which consists of 85%. After data screening, 4 questionnaire are rejected due to invalid or incomplete, thus, 166 questionnaires used in the final analysis. The correlation coefficient for the Student Engagement (Behavioural) with Employability Skills (Analytical Skills, Soft Skills and Non- Technical Skills) is 0.537, 0.440, 0.482 p<0.00, Student Engagement (Emotional) with Employability Skills (Analytical Skills, Soft Skills and Non-Technical Skills) is 0.747, 0.615, 0.635, p<0.00, Teaching Method with Employability Skills (Analytical Skills, Soft Skills and Non-Technical Skills) is 0.707, 0.594, 0.589, p<0.00 and for the Curriculum Design (Coursework) with Employability Skills (Analytical Skills, Soft Skills and Non-Technical Skills) is 0.692, 0.613, 0.642, p<0.00, While, Pearson Correlation Curriculum Design (Internship) with Employability Skills (Analytical Skills, Soft Skills and Non-Technical Skills) is 0.593, 0.455, 0.497 p<0.00. Thus, it is crucial for the organization to put a great emphasize on the significant roles played by these three variables in enhancing student employability skills.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HF Commerce. > HF5549-5549.5 Personnel Management. Employment
Divisions: Othman Yeop Abdullah Graduate School of Business
Depositing User: Mr. Badrulsaman Hamid
Date Deposited: 26 Aug 2015 06:02
Last Modified: 18 Apr 2016 02:39
URI: http://etd.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/4887

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