Grit toward Career Development: A Study Among Technical Instructors in Malaysia
Badaruddin Ibrahim1, Nurul Haerani Mohamad2, Azlihan Bin Abd Aziz3, Mahadi Bin Kadir4, Zulisham Bin Abd Hamid5
1Badaruddin Ibrahim, Faculty of Technical & Vocational Education, Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia, Batu Pahat, Johor, Malaysia.
2Nurul Haerani Mohamad, Faculty of Technical & Vocational Education, Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia, Batu Pahat, Johor, Malaysia.
3Azlihan Bin Abd Aziz, Majlis Amanah Rakyat (MARA), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
4Mahadi Bin Kadir, Majlis Amanah Rakyat (MARA), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
5Zulisham Bin Abd Hamid, Majlis Amanah Rakyat (MARA), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Manuscript received on 02 September 2019 | Revised Manuscript received on 12 September 2019 | Manuscript Published on 23 September 2019 | PP: 1057-1063 | Volume-8 Issue-5C, May 2019 | Retrieval Number: E11500585C19/19©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijeat.E1150.0585C19
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Abstract: Grit describes an individual’s tendency for passion and perseverance towards long-term goals and has been established as an indicator of achievement beyond talent and intelligence. A widely recognized belief is that indicators of professional and academic success extend beyond cognitive intelligence; for example, we know, anecdotally, that hard work and effort pay off. It has been established that any area of industries including teaching and learning requires the hard work of learning and practice for exacting a good result on teachers and students performances, making the need for perseverance necessary. This study quantitatively examined the relationship between grit and career development of technical instructors in Malaysia based on age, education level and years of services. The data for this research were obtained through structured questionnaire and involved 88 technical instructors from Malaysia Technical Institute. The study findings identified that grit: the power of passion and perseverance related to long lasting career development. More broadly, this study provides a qualitative and dimensional understanding of the phenomena of grit as related to career development.
Keywords: Grit, Career Development, Technical Instructor.
Scope of the Article: Recent Trends & Developments in Computer Networks