The Employability Skills Performance of Business Graduates in Malaysia: Do Employers, Graduates and Academicians Speak the Same Language?

Erni, Tanius and Husna, Binti Johari and Astri`, Yulia and Heng, Chin Siong and Khairul Hanim, Pazim (2018) The Employability Skills Performance of Business Graduates in Malaysia: Do Employers, Graduates and Academicians Speak the Same Language? International Journal of Asian Social Science, 9 (1). pp. 11-17. ISSN 2224-4441

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Abstract

Employability skills may implicate and reflect the employment opportunity especially among the new graduates. This study aims to compare the performance of employability skills among new business graduates in Malaysia base on stakeholder perceptions; they are the employer, academician and new graduate. Besides, is to identify if there is any significant difference between their opinions. Three sets of questionnaires were established to evaluate employability skills; they are basic, applied, interpersonal and 21st-century skills. The result revealed that stakeholders rated the performance of new graduate high and interpersonal skill is the most performed. The result also revealed that they speak in a different language in which specific skills is the most important than the others. Accordingly, recommendations and limitations highlighted in this study

Item Type: E-Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Higher education, Employer, Business graduates, Employability skills, Employment opportunity, Malaysia, unimas, university, universiti, Borneo, Malaysia, Sarawak, Kuching, Samarahan, ipta, education, research, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak.
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
L Education > L Education (General)
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Cognitive Sciences and Human Development
Depositing User: Gani
Date Deposited: 04 Jan 2019 00:31
Last Modified: 09 Jul 2019 08:20
URI: http://ir.unimas.my/id/eprint/22985

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