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Students' Perceptions of Global Jinzai: A Comparative Study of University Students in Malaysia, Japan and Vietnam

Ena Bhattacharyya 1*, Nguyen Chi Nghia 2, Ho Thi Thao Nguyen 3, and
Mohammad Syahril Asyraf Mohd Rozi 4
1. Faculty of Education, Languages and Psychology, SEGi University, Kota Damansara, Selangor, Malaysia
2. Aomori Chuo Gakuin University, Aomori, Japan
3. Science Management and International Affairs Office, FPT University, Hanoi, Vietnam
4. Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS, Perak, Malaysia
*Correspondence: enabhattacharyya@segi.edu.my (E.B.)

Abstract—In recent years in Japan, the term Global Jinzai has frequently appeared for the human skills development through soft skills programs in higher learning institutions which bridges the competency and human capital necessary for the economic development. This study aims to explore the Global Jinzai skills set practiced by the Japanese companies by exploring the perception of Japanese, Malaysian and Vietnamese students who will be the future employees in companies. This study utilized a quantitative approach where participants’ views of Global Jinzai have been obtained via Google Form surveys delivered to 216 university students from Malaysia, Japan and Vietnam. The surveys include 13 demographic questions, 79 likert scale questions ranging from 1-strongly disagree to 5-strongly agree, 5 likert scale questions ranging from 1-not at all important to 5-very important and lastly is 5 ranking questions with 1-having highest priority to 5-having lowest priority. This paper provides the students perceptions on Global Jinzai and suggests recommendations to improve students’ perceptions towards Global Jinzai. 

Keywords—global Jinzai, university students, tertiary education, communication, teamwork, intercultural competence

Cite: Ena Bhattacharyya, Nguyen Chi Nghia, Ho Thi Thao Nguyen, and Mohammad Syahril Asyraf Mohd Rozi, "Students’ Perceptions of Global Jinzai: A Comparative Study of University Students in Malaysia, Japan and Vietnam," International Journal of Learning and Teaching, Vol. 9, No. 1, pp. 17-23, March 2023. doi: 10.18178/ijlt.9.1.17-23

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