The Influencing Factors towards Graduates Employability among Malaysian Public University Undergraduates from 2016 until 2019.

  • Muhammad Khuzaifi Sapian Faculty of Management and Economics, Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris, Tanjong Malim, Perak, MALAYSIA
  • Jessnor Elmy Mat Jizat Faculty of Management and Economics, Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris, Tanjung Malim, Perak, MALAYSIA
  • Zuraidah Zainol Faculty of Management and Economics, Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris, Tanjong Malim, Perak, MALAYSIA
  • Kesavan Nallaluthan Faculty of Management and Economics, Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris, Tanjong Malim, Perak, MALAYSIA
  • Norshafizah Hanafi Tunku Puteri Intan Safinaz School of Accountancy, Universiti Utara Malaysia, MALAYSIA
Keywords: university characteristics, entrepreneurial orientation, learning orientation, graduates’ employability

Abstract

This study aims to examine the relationship between university characteristics, entrepreneurial orientation, and learning orientation toward graduate employability among Malaysian public university undergraduates. The theoretical model based on the resource-based view approach to graduated employability was developed. To answer the research questions, four hypotheses were formulated. Online survey questionnaires were distributed to 20 public universities in Malaysia. A total of 433 graduates from the year 2016 until 2019 were involved in this study. This data are gathered and analyzed using SPSS Software. The findings show that university characteristics, entrepreneurial orientation, and learning orientation have significant influences on graduate employability. The implication of this study could help universities in designing a better curriculum that would increase the level of graduate employability among students, and ensure the learning process learning quality and skills required by the job market meets all the characteristics required by employers.

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Published
2022-06-16
How to Cite
Sapian, M. K., Mat Jizat, J. E., Zainol, Z., Nallaluthan, K., & Hanafi, N. (2022). The Influencing Factors towards Graduates Employability among Malaysian Public University Undergraduates from 2016 until 2019. International Business Education Journal, 15(1), 44-56. https://doi.org/10.37134/ibej.vol15.1.4.2022

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