Generic skills among technical students in Malaysia

Saemah Rahman, Seri Bunian Mokhtar, Ruhizan Mohd Yasin Mohd Izham Mohd Hamzah

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Abstract

This study aimed to identify the development of generic skills among technical students in Malaysia. A total of 145 engineering students participated in this study. Data were collected using a questionnaire. Among the variables studied were the skills to collect and analyze information, working in team skills, problem-solving skills, long-life learning skills, skills in using technology, entrepreneurial skills, creative and critical thinking skills, leadership and personal qualities. Results of the study shows the mean of the generic skills variables are from 3.73 to 4.17 with personal qualities scored the highest mean (mean=4.17) and leadership skills and entrepreneurial skills scored the lowest mean i.e. 3.73 and 3.81 respectively. The results indicate the need to address issues to improve students' generic skills especially their leadership and entrepreneurial skills.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProcedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences
Pages3713-3717
Number of pages5
Volume15
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Event3rd World Conference on Educational Sciences, WCES-2011 - Istanbul, Turkey
Duration: 3 Feb 20117 Feb 2011

Other

Other3rd World Conference on Educational Sciences, WCES-2011
CountryTurkey
CityIstanbul
Period3/2/117/2/11

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Keywords

  • Generic skills
  • Human capital
  • Technical Education

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences(all)
  • Psychology(all)

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Rahman, S., Mokhtar, S. B., & Hamzah, R. M. Y. M. I. M. (2011). Generic skills among technical students in Malaysia. In Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences (Vol. 15, pp. 3713-3717) https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sbspro.2011.04.361

Generic skills among technical students in Malaysia. / Rahman, Saemah; Mokhtar, Seri Bunian; Hamzah, Ruhizan Mohd Yasin Mohd Izham Mohd.

Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences. Vol. 15 2011. p. 3713-3717.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Rahman, S, Mokhtar, SB & Hamzah, RMYMIM 2011, Generic skills among technical students in Malaysia. in Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences. vol. 15, pp. 3713-3717, 3rd World Conference on Educational Sciences, WCES-2011, Istanbul, Turkey, 3/2/11. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sbspro.2011.04.361
Rahman S, Mokhtar SB, Hamzah RMYMIM. Generic skills among technical students in Malaysia. In Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences. Vol. 15. 2011. p. 3713-3717 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sbspro.2011.04.361
Rahman, Saemah ; Mokhtar, Seri Bunian ; Hamzah, Ruhizan Mohd Yasin Mohd Izham Mohd. / Generic skills among technical students in Malaysia. Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences. Vol. 15 2011. pp. 3713-3717
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