Integrated Personality Profiling Framework Using Traits and Factors Theory for Malaysian HLI Enrolment: A New Approach

A.R. Yunus, S.N. Syed Hassan, M.F. Kamarudin, I. Abd Majid, M.S. Saad


Personality profiling is important
especially in education and human resource
management. Inability to identify individuals’
personality may cause misunderstanding of
ones potential; and further more, he/she might
fail to recognize his/her own career or academic
direction. This study aimed to develop an
integrated personality framework; using Trait
and Factor Theory of Occupational Choice. The
completed framework was used as the core
concept of integrated profiling instrument, named
as Integrated Personality Profiling (i-PRO).
The main beneficiary of the completed (i-PRO)
will be students, academics and non-academic
personnel. The sample for this initial study was
380 students from one Higher Learning Institution
(HLI) in Malaysia. The sampling method used
was random sampling. The study was done to
explore the Holland’s 3-code interest traits among
engineering students of the said HLI. One of the
developed domain used in this initial study was
career interest domain. The Holland’s 3-code
typologies for Higher Learning Institution (HLI)
respondents are Investigative, Social and Realistic
(I, S, R).

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