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Measurement of facility management competencies in higher education institution

Awang, Mariah and Mohammad, Abdul Hakim and Sapri, Maimunah and Abdul Rahman, Mohd. Shahril and Nik Lah, Nik Mohd. Iezuan (2014) Measurement of facility management competencies in higher education institution. Jurnal Teknologi, 71 (4). pp. 145-157. ISSN 0127-9696


Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.11113/jt.v71.3836


Facility management competency plays an important role in providing conducive facilities for higher education institutions. This study will examine the selection of measurement items for facility management competencies in higher education institution. Variables examined in this study are leadership and management, managing people, understanding business organization, operation and maintenance, managing premises, managing services, managing resources, and managing the working environment. Respondents consisted of 646 individuals who manage the facilities of higher education institutions. Data was analysed by using SPSS version 20 software. Results showed that the stated variables were categorized into five areas of facility management competencies with Eigenvalues above 1.0. The value of the Kaiser-Meyer-Olkin Measure of Sampling Adequacy 0.966 > 0.6 was adequate for inter-correlation, while Bartlett’s Test was significant (Chi Square = 23069.264, p <0.05). Hence, factor analysis was carried out and the results formed five constructs that were able to explain 71.78% of the polytechnic facility management competencies. In terms of reliability, the Cronbach’s Alpha value classification was very high, exceeding 0.7. Accordingly, the findings obtained reveal that the instrument can identify facility management competencies required to manage facilities in the polytechnics

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:competency, facility management, higher education institution, reliability and validity
Subjects:H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
Divisions:Geoinformation and Real Estate
ID Code:53388
Deposited By: Siti Nor Hashidah Zakaria
Deposited On:01 Feb 2016 11:51
Last Modified:25 Jul 2018 15:57

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