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Building Self-Esteem through Work-Integrated Learning

Hazril Izwar Ibrahim1, Abdul Hadi Zulkafli1, Khairul Annuar Mohammad Shah1, and Azlan Amran2
1. School of Management, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Penang, Malaysia
2. Graduate School of Business, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Penang, Malaysia

Abstract—The study was undertaken to investigate Work Integrated Learning (WIL) effects on self-esteem of university students who have participated in such programmes. The rationale for the study is based on previous empirical evidences that students who have undergone WIL achieved improved soft skills and competences and this impacts on the students’ self-esteem. Data was collected using structured survey instrument. The respondents are 205 public university students majoring in accountancy who have undergone six months compulsory internship. Findings support that the soft skills obtained during their internship will influence the students’ selfesteem.
Index Terms—work integrated learning, soft skills, selfesteem

Cite: Hazril Izwar Ibrahim, Abdul Hadi Zulkafli, Khairul Annuar Mohammad Shah, and Azlan Amran, "Building Self-Esteem through Work-Integrated Learning," International Journal of Learning and Teaching, Vol. 3, No. 1, pp. 73-77, March 2017. doi: 10.18178/ijlt.3.1.73-77