Proceedings of the International Conference on Mathematical Sciences and Statistics 2022 (ICMSS 2022)

Survey on Factors Influencing the Unemployment Among UTHM Fresh Graduates

Authors
Gopal Pillay Khuneswari1, *, Chia Ching Hsieh1
1Department Mathematics and Statistics, Faculty of Applied Science and Technology, Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia, 84600, Pagoh, Malaysia
*Corresponding author. Email: khuneswari@uthm.edu.my
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Gopal Pillay Khuneswari
Available Online 12 December 2022.
DOI
10.2991/978-94-6463-014-5_24How to use a DOI?
Keywords
Unemployment; Factors; Factor Analysis; Word Cloud; Cross-tabulation Analysis
Abstract

Nowadays, unemployment is a serious problem among fresh graduates. Thus, a survey on factors that influence unemployment among UTHM graduates was conducted. A questionnaire was distributed via email according to a frame list based on the UTHM graduates in 2019 and 2020. A total of 435 responses was collected in this study. Factor analysis was carried out and five factors of unemployment were presented throughout the 16 variables. Word cloud analysis was revealed that employers are most concerned with working experience and technical skills are the most significant factor for graduates in the job search. Pearson’s Chi-square test was used to determine the relationship between gender and race to the factors of unemployment. Then, the three lowest values of p-values were presented in the contingency table for further discussion. The three lowest p-values for the gender of 0.01968, 0.2696 and 0.001369 were presented in the contingency table. Also, the three lowest p-values for races of 3.102 × 10–5, 5.189 × 10–6 and 2.576 × 10–7 were presented in the contingency table. Hence, students and lecturers should be giving close and thoughtful attention to solving the problem of unemployment among graduates.

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Volume Title
Proceedings of the International Conference on Mathematical Sciences and Statistics 2022 (ICMSS 2022)
Series
Advances in Computer Science Research
Publication Date
12 December 2022
ISBN
10.2991/978-94-6463-014-5_24
ISSN
2352-538X
DOI
10.2991/978-94-6463-014-5_24How to use a DOI?
Copyright
© 2023 The Author(s)
Open Access
Open Access This chapter is licensed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/), which permits any noncommercial use, sharing, adaptation, distribution and reproduction in any medium or format, as long as you give appropriate credit to the original author(s) and the source, provide a link to the Creative Commons license and indicate if changes were made.

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