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Point of Selection of Working Adult to Further Their Study in Higher Education Institutions: Evidence from Pahang State of Malaysia

Noor Elisurianie, Salehudin and Kamaazura, Abu Bakar and Ahmad Shahnun, Ibrahim (2016) Point of Selection of Working Adult to Further Their Study in Higher Education Institutions: Evidence from Pahang State of Malaysia. In: Proceedings of The National Conference for Postgraduate Research (NCON-PGR 2016), 24-25 September 2016 , Universiti Malaysia Pahang (UMP), Pekan, Pahang. pp. 58-64..

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Abstract

Various initiatives have been taken to educate future young graduates, without denying the significance of working adult’s perception towards the selection and opportunity offered by Higher Education Institutions. Thus, this research was conducted to determine the factors of choosing the right Higher Education Institution among working adults, and the potential of the institutions available in Pahang State. The method used for data collection within the study is the questionnaire survey which deals with potential/future working adults. The questionnaires were distributed to various industries in Pahang area and the data set used for the analysis consists of 136 respondents. All identifying information; namely age, gender, race, and the highest level of education had been recorded as independent variables. Implication of this research will determine the intention of working adult in pursuing the offered program, predict the interest of working adult, and fulfil the industry’s needs. In conclusion, this study presents Higher Education Institutions as educational players for the sustainable growth of higher education in Pahang State.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Lecture)
Uncontrolled Keywords: working adults; Higher Education Institutions; further study; Pahang State
Subjects: L Education > LC Special aspects of education
Faculty/Division: Faculty of Industrial Management
Depositing User: Noorul Farina Arifin
Date Deposited: 26 Oct 2016 07:16
Last Modified: 29 Mar 2017 03:24
URI: http://umpir.ump.edu.my/id/eprint/15040
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