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Pages: 2676-2683
Publication year: 2012
ISBN: 978-84-695-3491-5
ISSN: 2340-1117

Conference name: 4th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies
Dates: 2-4 July, 2012
Location: Barcelona, Spain

ENGINEERING STUDENTS PERSON-ENVIRONMENT FIT: A COMPARISON STUDY OF TWO PUBLIC HIGHER LEARNING INSTITUTION IN MALAYSIA

A.R. Yunus, A. Aris

Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Melaka (MALAYSIA)
This study examines the congruency between the type of student personality and the type of environment area of specialization based on Holland’s Individual-Environmental Congruence Theory among students of engineering program of two universities in Malaysia. Subjects of this study were 276 students who were selected using the purposive random sampling of engineering program students who enrole into business and entrepreneurship as their elective course. The instrument used in this study was the Self-Directed Search (SDS). The data obtained were then analyzed using the descriptive and inferential statistic including the mean, Kendall’s Coefficient of Concordance (W) and t-test at .05 level of significant. The finding of this study showed that there was no significant congruence between the type of student personality and their environment and the area of specialization. The finding of this study also showed that there was a significant difference in personality between male and female student of engineering program in one of the university, but there was no significant difference in personality between male and female student of engineering program in the other university. Generally the finding of the study showed that the engineering students had chosen the area of specialization that is not congruent with their personality. In view of the findings, several implications and recommendation were put forward.
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A.R. Yunus, A. Aris (2012) ENGINEERING STUDENTS PERSON-ENVIRONMENT FIT: A COMPARISON STUDY OF TWO PUBLIC HIGHER LEARNING INSTITUTION IN MALAYSIA, EDULEARN12 Proceedings, pp. 2676-2683.
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