Discipline-based employability skills among the students in health-related faculties in UKM, Kuala Lumpur Campus

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A cross sectional study was carried out to examine the possession of transferable skills on employability among third year undergraduates of Faculty of Dentistry, Faculty of Pharmacy and Faculty of Health Sciences, UKM session 2011/2012. A total of 179 undergraduates students were selected via systemic random sampling, responded on survey domains regarding their transferable skill and demographic data using questionnaires. The study has found that there is a significant differences in the time management score between faculty respondents. The mean score for the possession of critical thinking ability between respondents across the faculties also significantly different. The correlation between transferable skill score and frequency of involvement in extracurricular activity were analyzed using Pearson’s correlation and Spearman’s correlation, results showed that there is weak positive correlation between activities and transferable skills. This study implies that the key transferable skills for employability amongst the third year students of the three faculties in UKM Kuala Lumpur campus differs and this could be postulated to the culture of learning and gaining skills in from different exposure during nature of the courses and partly to the life experiences inculcated amongst the students form early years.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2409-2412
Number of pages4
JournalAdvanced Science Letters
Volume21
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2015

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Life Change Events
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Keywords

  • Graduate employability
  • Transferable skills

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)
  • Environmental Science(all)
  • Computer Science(all)
  • Energy(all)
  • Mathematics(all)
  • Health(social science)
  • Education

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