• MOHD ZAMRI YASIN Faculty of Education and Social Sciences, Universiti Selangor, Selangor, Malaysia.
  • SYED LAMSAH SYED CHEAR Faculty of Education and Social Sciences, Universiti Selangor, Selangor, Malaysia.




global citizenship, universal value, internalization, state private university, graduates


Nowadays graduate’s success is frequently attributed to high-profile careers. Concurrently, graduates are also required to be re-dedicated on their success to the community and the country. However, without identity and mastery of universal values, their steps may slip and the desire to see them contribute to society may not be fulfilled. The objective of this study is to assess graduate’s competency in mastering universal values. Data collection based on questionnaire adapted from OECD PISA Global Competence Framework 2018. Respondents comprised of 436 first year students from an established state-owned private university. Most respondents are pursuing diploma and bachelor's studies. The ratio of their field of study is almost equal between social and physical sciences. Data analysis shown that respondents have the skills to practice universal values. This is demonstrated by the high scores recorded for all nine dimensions of universal skills which are awareness of global issues, self-efficacy regarding global issues, perspective-taking, adaptability, awareness of intercultural communication, interest in learning about other cultures, respect for people from other cultural backgrounds, global mindedness, and attitudes towards immigrants. The results of the study provide implications for policies development and operational strategies for private higher education institutions. This institution is suggested to engage in internationalization agenda through curriculum enrichment, cross-border research, and sponsorship, recruiting students and teaching staff and so on.


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How to Cite

YASIN, M. Z., & CHEAR, S. L. S. (2023). UNIVERSAL VALUES SKILLS AND PRACTICES AMONG STATE PRIVATE UNIVERSITY GRADUATES. Quantum Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities, 4(6), 37–49. https://doi.org/10.55197/qjssh.v4i6.299