Generic skills development and satisfaction with groupwork among business students: Effect of country of permanent residency

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Show simple item record Teo, ST Segal, N Morgan, AC Kandlbinder, PA Wang, KY Hingorani, A 2015-05-06T06:04:55Z 2012-01
dc.identifier.citation Education & Training, 2012, 54 (6), pp. 472 - 487
dc.identifier.issn 0040-0912
dc.description.abstract The purpose of this study is to examine variables explaining students' positive and negative experiences of groupwork and connect country of residence with the perception of generic skills development and self-reported satisfaction with groupwork. It also aims to examine the effect of prior training in groups from the perspective of Australian and Non-Australian permanent residency Business students. Respondents were 389 undergraduate and postgraduate Business students at an Australian metropolitan university. A path model was developed and analysed using partial least squares modeling. Students' country of residence had a significant influence on reporting of generic skill development and experience of groupwork. Self-reported improvement in generic skills after groupwork assessment was associated with reporting of fewer negative and more positive aspects of working in groups. The findings were limited by using data collected from students enrolled in one undergraduate and one postgraduate subject at the conclusion of a group assignment from one university. Future research should test the model by extending it to other universities and non-Business units. Future research should rely on a longitudinal design, where the survey is carried out at the beginning and the end of the group assessment. It is important to ensure both domestic and international students acquire generic skills through groupwork and that prior training in groupwork takes place before group assessments. The study provides empirical evidence supporting the incorporation of generic skill teaching into academic practice prior to assigning groupwork to students.
dc.publisher Emerald Group Publishing
dc.relation.isbasedon 10.1108/00400911211254262
dc.title Generic skills development and satisfaction with groupwork among business students: Effect of country of permanent residency
dc.type Journal Article
dc.parent Education & Training
dc.journal.volume 6
dc.journal.volume 54
dc.for 1301 Education Systems
dc.personcode 950836
dc.personcode 980364
dc.personcode 980472
dc.personcode 900258
dc.personcode 990746
dc.description.keywords Groupwork
dc.description.keywords Teamwork
dc.description.keywords Generic skill development
dc.description.keywords Domestic and international students
dc.description.keywords Students
dc.description.keywords Team working
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pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/DVC (Teaching and Learning)
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Faculty of Business
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Faculty of Business/School of Management
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Faculty of Business/School of Marketing
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Strength - Cosmopolitan Civil Societies
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Strength - Management and Organisation Studies
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Strength - Research in Learning and Change
utslib.copyright.status Recently Added
pubs.consider-herdc true
utslib.collection.history Symplectic Submissions (ID: 318) [2015-05-06T21:18:07+10:00]

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