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Predictors of Success on a Soft Skill Assessment

Version
V0
Resource Type
Dataset : administrative records data
Creator
  • Beardmore, Kevin W. (Owensboro Community & Technical College)
Publication Date
2018-12-30
Free Keywords
Soft skills; postsecondary education
Description
  • Abstract

    This quantitative study investigates whether the performance of postsecondary students on a soft skill assessment can be predicted by overall GPA, general education course success, test scores, course completion rate, age, socio-economic status, participation in work-based learning opportunities, or some combination of these factors and therefore either replace the need for such a strategy or support its use. By exploring if there is an effect, as measured by the Am I Job Ready? assessment, of these factors on soft skill attainment, this study hopes to contribute to an understanding how such assessments might be used (or not) by higher education institutions to best prepare graduates for workplace success
  • Technical Information

    Response Rates: All adult students enrolled from January 2017 through May 2018 (i.e., the Kentucky Community & Technical College (KCTCS) academic terms of Spring 2017, Summer 2017, Fall 2017, and Spring 2018) were invited by KCTCS to register for Am I Job Ready? The sample is comprised of 842 KCTCS adult students enrolled in these same terms who completed at least one soft skill assessment in Am I Job Ready? either for personal feedback or as assigned by a KCTCS instructor as coursework.
  • Technical Information

    Presence of Common Scales: Am I Job Ready? percentage score (0% to 100%)
Temporal Coverage
  • 2017-01-01 / 2018-05-31
    Time Period: Sun Jan 01 00:00:00 EST 2017--Thu May 31 00:00:00 EDT 2018 (January 2017 - May 2018)
  • 2017-01-01 / 2018-05-31
    Collection Date(s): Sun Jan 01 00:00:00 EST 2017--Thu May 31 00:00:00 EDT 2018 (January 2017 to May 2018)
Geographic Coverage
  • Kentucky
Sampled Universe
Adult students in the Kentucky Community & Technical College System, a statewide, public, two-year, open admissions system of sixteen colleges.Smallest Geographic Unit: Kentucky
Sampling
All adult students enrolled from January 2017 through May 2018 (i.e., the Kentucky Community & Technical College (KCTCS) academic terms of Spring 2017, Summer 2017, Fall 2017, and Spring 2018) were invited by KCTCS to register for Am I Job Ready?  The sample is comprised of 842 KCTCS adult students enrolled in these same terms who completed at least one soft skill assessment inAm I Job Ready? either for personal feedback or as assigned by a KCTCS instructor as coursework.
Collection Mode
  • cognitive assessment test~~other~~

    Data from the Kentucky Community & Technical College student information system and Am I Job Ready? assessment results.

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Update Metadata: 2019-08-12 | Issue Number: 1 | Registration Date: 2019-08-12

Beardmore, Kevin W. (2018): Predictors of Success on a Soft Skill Assessment. Version: V0. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. http://doi.org/10.3886/E111321