The Extent To Which The Labor Market Needs Of Leadership Skills Are Included In The University Education Outcomes At Imam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal University

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Mohammed Sarhan Al-mekhlafi, Adel Abdulmohsen Al-Dhuwaihi, Wafaa AbdulRahman Al-Faleh and Hajar Adel Ibraheem Al-Mohaisin


The study aimed to determine the extent to which the leadership skills that the labor market requires are included in the educational outcomes of Imam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal University from the point of view of employers in the city of Dammam, as well as university leaders. It also aimed to determine the future vision of student leadership skills that the labor market requires of university graduates from the point of view of university leaders. To achieve the objectives of the study, the mixed approach, the questionnaire tool, and the individual interviews were used to collect data. An available sample (Accidental sample) of 127 persons was selected from the employer community of 405,373, and eight university leaders were selected as a purposive sample for the individual interview. One of the most important results was that the level of leadership skills inclusion in education outcomes from the point of view of employers was generally (high) with an arithmetic mean of (4.11). Professional ethics ranked first in verification. The largest percentage of university leadership employees stated that it is highly included. The results also indicated that the university exerted continuous efforts in relation to its future vision to equip graduates with student leadership skills to prepare them for the labor market. The study also revealed that there are statistically significant differences at the level of significance (0.05) attributed to the two variables of the government sector and the academic qualification at the planning dimension and in favor of those whose scientific qualification is an associate diploma or belonging to the government sector.

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