IJSSH 2015 Vol.5(1): 95-99 ISSN: 2010-3646
DOI: 10.7763/IJSSH.2015.V5.430

Reliability and Validity of Facilities Management Competencies Instrument Using Partial Least Squares

Mariah Awang and Abdul Hakim Mohammad
Abstract—Facility management competency questionnaire was developed to measure the facility management competencies required by individuals who manage the facility or facilities manager at the polytechnic. This study was conducted to produce empirical evidence of the reliability and validity of the competency of questionnaires facility manager by using Partial Least Square. This study used 36 items derived from the professional bodies and previous studies. This questionnaire administered 661 officers who manage the facilities in the polytechnics. The questionnaire measures five constructs, namely Leadership in Organization and Human Resources Management, Services Management, Operation and Maintenance Management, Working Environment and Resource Management and Law Management with six-point Likert scale. Partial least squares; SmartPLS version 2.0, was used to test the reliability and validity of the questionnaire. Reliability index values obtained from all constructs is between 0.909 and 0.969. This study also describes an arrangement of items in accordance with the importance being accorded agreed upon by those who manage the facilities in the polytechnics. Results acquired have proved questionnaires used have high reliability and validity for identifying facility manager competencies in polytechnic.

Index Terms—Facility management competencies, reliability, validity, partial least square.

Mariah Awang is with the Department of Polytechnic Education, Ministry of Higher Education Malaysia or Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (e-mail: mariahawang@yahoo.com).

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Cite: Mariah Awang and Abdul Hakim Mohammad, " Reliability and Validity of Facilities Management Competencies Instrument Using Partial Least Squares," International Journal of Social Science and Humanity vol. 5, no. 1, pp. 95-99, 2015.

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