p-ISSN 2146-796X
e-ISSN 2146-7978
Yunus Söylet

Recep Öztürk
Salih Murat Akkın
Süphan Nasır

Associate Editors
Burak Önal
Harun Serpil
Yiğit Yurder
2021 Volume 11
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Volume 9, Issue 1, April 2019,
Page(s): 1-18
Original Empirical Research
Received: October 23, 2017; Accepted: April 22, 2018; Published online: April 16, 2019
doi:10.2399/yod.18.026; Copyright © 2019, Deomed
Are Our Students Ready to Become Successful Employees? A Comparative Analysis of Seven Countries
Vilmantė Kumpikaitė-Valiūnienė1 ORCIDID, İmran Aslan2 ORCIDID (E-mail), Ewa Glinska3 ORCIDID, Antonio Mihi Ramirez4 ORCIDID, Ruth Alas5†
1Kaunas University of Technology, Kaunas, Lithuania
2Bingöl University, Bingöl, Turkey
3Bialystok University of Technology, Bialystok, Poland
4University of Granada, Granada, Spain
5Estonian Business School, Tallinn, Estonia
(Died on January 23rd, 2018)
The article focuses on students' attitudes towards their future job performance in relation to becoming successful employees. The level of employee success was measured using the attitudes toward future work performance of students from seven countries (Lithuania, Poland, Spain, Turkey, Iran, Portugal and Estonia) through their assessment of skills, skill developing methods, motivation and environmental factors. A total of 1,355 students participated in the survey. In this study, the data analysis was performed using statistical methods including descriptive methods, comparison of means and Cronbach's alpha. Results of the study show that skills and especially training methods influence students' motivation to work more effectively regardless of the salary received. The results also demonstrate that most students regard basic and people-related skills as the most important factors, but cultural differences were also noticed. Lithuanian, Polish and Iranian participants ranked one-to-one training methods as having the most impact on their development, while Portuguese, Spanish and Turkish students preferred group training methods. Moreover, in comparison to the students from other countries, the Spanish participants considered environmental factors to be extremely important.
Keywords: Cultural differences, development methods, environment, performance, students' motivation, students' skills
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