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2011 (Vol. 3, Issue: 5)
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Human Capital Development Practices in Malaysian Public Universities

Aziah Ismail and Abdul Ghani Kanesan Abdullah
Corresponding Author:  Aziah Ismail 

Key words:  Academic programmes, human capital development objectives, Malaysian Public Universties, , , ,
Vol. 3 , (5): 389-398
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2011 April, 29 2011 August, 16 2011 September, 25

The aim of this study was to identify the differences of human capital development aspects that have been emphasized in academic programmes offered by Malaysian Public Universities in order to produce high quality human capital. The data was obtained using questionnaires from 16 Malaysian public universities (namely, 3 Research Universities, 3 Comprehensive Universities, and 10 Focused Universities) in 2009. A set of questionnaire consisting of 110 items using the five likert scales were answered by 1176 respondents (deans, deputy deans, heads of department/ coordinators/ programme coordinators/ project managers and lecturers). The MANOVA analysis revealed that there were significant differences among the universities and programmes of study while carrying out the aspects of the human capital development. In fact, the findings also shows pattern of priority that had been emphasized by the Malaysian Public Universities in implementing the aspects of human capital development through their academic programmes. As a conclusion, the different roles and emphasis in producing human capitals with various skills and knowledge has created diversity in the human capital development profile among the public universities in Malaysia and in the programmes of study that they offered. This variety proved that every university and programme plays a distinct role in the process of human capital development to fulfill the needs of a nationís development.
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Aziah Ismail and Abdul Ghani Kanesan Abdullah, 2011. Human Capital Development Practices in Malaysian Public Universities.  Current Research Journal of Social Sciences, 3(5): 389-398.
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