Determining the Mediating Role of Employability: Labor Market and Educational Intervention towards Higher Education Output

Determining the Mediating Role of Employability: Labor Market and Educational Intervention towards Higher Education Output

  • Sawsan Badrakhan , AL-Ahliyya Amman University, Hourani Center for Applied Scientific Research
  • Mohamd Mbaydeen , AL-Ahliyya Amman University, Hourani Center for Applied Scientific Research
  • Mohd Shukri Ab Yajid , Management and Science University
  • Ali Khatibi , Management and Science University
  • Jacquline Tham , Management and Science University

ABSTRACT

A country’s educational system serves as the cornerstone upon which the rest of the statecraft is built. Education’s means and purposes must be consistent with national objectives in to create a broad range of attainable learning outcomes. In recent years, a paradigm change has occurred, with many persons passing through the gates of institutions seeking higher education, disrupting the link between higher education and employability. While college graduates were always promised solid jobs, new variables such as interventions in the labour market have emerged in recent years due to unprecedented entries. This study evaluates the relationship between newly accepted and previously admitted variables. We then used educational intervention and higher education as independent factors and attempted to determine their effect on the labour market as the dependent variable. Employability is used as a mediator. Data were gathered via questionnaires distributed to 600 educational specialists. SPSS and Smart PLS were used to analyse the data. The findings demonstrate that higher education, as currently structured, does not complement the labour market and does not result in employability. However, no such relationship exists between educational intervention and labour market outcomes.

Keywords: Educational Intervention, Higher Education Output, Labour Market, Employability