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Employability skills development approaches: an application of the analytic network process

Abdul Hamid, Mohamad Shukri and Islam, Rafikul and Abd. Manaf, Noor Hazilah (2014) Employability skills development approaches: an application of the analytic network process. Asian Academy of Management Journal, 19 (1). pp. 93-111. ISSN 1394-2603

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Institutions of higher learning need to re-evaluate their teaching-learning approaches to develop the necessary employability skills for their graduates. The main objectives of this study are to identify the important employability skills and the corresponding employability skills development approaches in a Malaysian setting. The results of the application of an analytic network process (ANP) show that the 'ability to speak fluently in English' is the most important skill, followed by the 'ability to write effectively in English' and the 'ability to think critically'. On the other hand, the most effective employability skills development approach is found to be 'work-integrated learning'. The other effective approaches are identified as 'stand-alone subject model', 'academic support programme', 'embedded subject model', 'non-academic support programme' and 'campus life activities'.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 2887/40171
Uncontrolled Keywords: Employability skills, analytic network process, Malaysia
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HF Commerce > HF5001 Business. Business Administration > HF5549 Personnel management
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Economics and Management Sciences > Department of Business Administration
Depositing User: Rafikul Islam
Date Deposited: 24 Dec 2014 08:30
Last Modified: 29 Jun 2018 10:25
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/40171

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