The Relationship between Big Five Personality and Soft Skills among Graduate Unemployment
Mehrunishah Begum Bathusha Hamid*, Ramesh Kumar Moona Haji Mohamed, Aruna Raj Devarajoo, Rajaletchumy Mani and Che Siti Lazrina Md Lazim
Soft Skills include aspects of generic skills. Although there is no specific skill list on Soft Skills, most of them relate to skills acquisition such as leadership, teamwork, communication, and continuous learning. Soft skills are often associated with individual personality traits by psychologists. The purpose of this current research is to investigate the positives relationship between soft skills and Big Five personality among unemployed graduates. Purposive convenient sampling was conducted to the target population with sample size 293 thought peninsular of Malaysia. The result shows clearly that unemployment among graduates due to low teamwork and communication skills neuroticism as their extraversion is low and high neuroticism. The future research and limitation of the study have discussed.
Volume: Volume 24
Issues: Issue 2
Keywords: Graduates, Unemployment, Openness to Experience, Conscientiousness, Extraversion, Agreeableness, Neuroticism, Communication Skill, Problem Solving Skill, Resilience, Teamwork Skill.