Relationship between academic performances and skills with employability moderating effect of work experience: case study from audit firms perspective in Kota Kinabalu

Mohd Hazran Abdul Basir, (2016) Relationship between academic performances and skills with employability moderating effect of work experience: case study from audit firms perspective in Kota Kinabalu. Masters thesis, Universiti Malaysia Sabah.

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Abstract

An increasing number of graduates that still unemployed became the major issues that nowadays. This study was developed to answer the question related to the graduate's academic performance on the graduate's employability. The main purpose of this study is to examine the relationship between academic performance and skill with employability from the perspective of audit firms at Kota Kinabalu, Sabah. This study will also test the moderating effect of work experience on the relationship between independent academic performance and skill toward employability. This study proposes and modified a model taken from Yusof, N., & Jamaluddin, Z. (2015). Where in this model the researchers viewed that academic performance, skill and work experience as a dimension of individual factors that have significant relationship with employability. This study also tried to look whether work experience has moderating effect to the relation between academic performance and employability. The unit analysis in this study would be the employer who responsible in recruiting the graduates in audit firms around Kota Kinabalu. This study used purposive sampling method as a sampling technique which consists of 80 respondent. In the end of the study, the result shows that there is Significant relationship between academic performance and skill towards employability. This study also shows that work experience has significant moderating effect towards the relationship between the dependent variable and the independent variables. All hypothesis proposed in this study were all supported and accepted.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Uncontrolled Keywords: academic performance, skill, employability, work experience, audit firm
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
Divisions: FACULTY > Faculty of Business, Economics and Accounting
Depositing User: Munira
Date Deposited: 27 Oct 2017 07:42
Last Modified: 27 Oct 2017 07:42
URI: http://eprints.ums.edu.my/id/eprint/10715

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