IJSSH 2015 Vol.5(12): 1003-1008 ISSN: 2010-3646
DOI: 10.7763/IJSSH.2015.V5.595

Globalization through Community-Based Projects: Enhancing Civic Attitudes and Competence Skills in Undergraduates

Mah Ngee Lee, Pei Lee Gan, and Ser Zian Tan
Abstract—Though the world is becoming increasingly globalized, has the education evolved to prepare youth to become world citizens with the necessary skills and competencies to meet these challenges? Altogether 301 students from the Psychology and Public Relations Departments involved in community-based projects were purposively surveyed using Civic Attitudes and Competence Skills questionnaire. Results showed that overall the mean scores of the Civic Attitude and Competence Skills are moderate. The results reveal no significant difference between the Psychology students and Public Relation students in the mean scores of Civic Attitudes and Competence Skills except for subscales Civic Action, Interpersonal & Problem-Solving Skills, Social Justice, and Diversity. The author concludes that it is important to enable youth to participate in developing a sense of self, appreciation of cultural diversity, social justice and building civic actions towards globalization awareness.

Index Terms—Civic attitudes, competence skills, diversity, social justice.

M. N. Lee and P. L. Gan are with the University of Tunku Abdul Rahman, Kampar Campus, Perak Malaysia (e-mail: leemn@ utar.edu.my, gplee@ utar.edu.my).
S. Z. Tan is with the Department of Comunication, Taylor‟s University, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (e-mail:tserzian@gmail.com).

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Cite: Mah Ngee Lee, Pei Lee Gan, and Ser Zian Tan, " Globalization through Community-Based Projects: Enhancing Civic Attitudes and Competence Skills in Undergraduates," International Journal of Social Science and Humanity vol. 5, no. 12, pp. 1003-1008, 2015.

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