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Employability Skills and Pre-Professional Identity in the Era of IR4.0: A Malaysian Perspective

Tang, Adrian Shiew Ming, Teoh, Ai Ping and Salamzadeh, Yashar (2023) Employability Skills and Pre-Professional Identity in the Era of IR4.0: A Malaysian Perspective. In: Handbook of Research on Education Institutions, Skills, and Jobs in the Digital Era. IGI Global, pp. 117-129. ISBN 978-967-11157-9-4

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The main idea of this chapter is to prepare a conceptual base for the link between employability skills
and pre-professional identity of IT graduates in IR4.0 era. This framework and approach can shed light
to the issue of lack of readiness in IT graduates in Malaysia to perform to the highest possible level on
their jobs after graduating from university. This study uses the social identity theory as a starting point
and tries to link it to the above-mentioned issue. This chapter prepares a deep literature review on the
main variables related to its research goals, and while recognizing the research gap, proposes an initial framework for further studies in this field to solve the crucial practical issue mentioned above. The
novelty of this research is inherent in both the methodology chosen and the approach used to link the
constructs, and it can end in useful implications in the Malaysian context to solve this national issue.
Of course, the finding of this research can be tested in other contexts as well.

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Uncontrolled Keywords: Employability, Malaysia, Graduates
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Depositing User: Yashar Salamzadeh


Item ID: 15455
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ISSN: 2326-8905
ISBN: 978-967-11157-9-4
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ORCID for Yashar Salamzadeh: ORCID iD

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Date Deposited: 05 Dec 2022 13:38
Last Modified: 05 Dec 2022 13:38


Author: Yashar Salamzadeh ORCID iD
Author: Adrian Shiew Ming Tang
Author: Ai Ping Teoh

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Faculty of Business, Law and Tourism > Sunderland Business School


Business and Management > Business and Management
Education > Higher Education
Business and Management

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