Selection and review of measurement item to study students’ generic skills

Seri Intan Mokhtar, and Mohd Yusof Husain, and Saemah Rahman , and Seri Bunian Mokhtar , (2012) Selection and review of measurement item to study students’ generic skills. Educational Resources Information Center. ISSN 1548-6613

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This study was carried out to review the GS (generic skills) instruments used for engineering students. A total of 455 respondents were involved in this study. The variables presented in this study were the information management skills, communication skill, team working skill, problem-solving skill, lifelong learning skill, technology utilization skill, critical and creative thinking skill, leadership and personal qualities. Data were analyzed descriptively for reliability (Cronbach Alpha values) and factor analysis using SPSS (Statistical Package for Social Science) 17 software. The results showed that the Cronbach Alpha was reported high and very high which was higher than 0.70. Result of factor analysis showed 10 factors solution. Each item showed a satisfactory loading of more than 0.5. Thus, the questionnaire developed was suitable to be used to study the GS acquired by engineering students in the context of education in Malaysia.

Item Type: Non-Indexed Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: GS (generic skills), Information management skills, Communication skill, Team working skill, Problem-solving skill, Lifelong learning skill, Technology utilization skill, Factor analysis
Faculty: Faculty of Agro - Based Industry
Depositing User: En. Pahmi Abdullah
Date Deposited: 07 May 2012 09:55
Last Modified: 07 Aug 2012 09:20
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