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DOI: 10.5593/SGEM2014/B53/S22.079

FACTORS AFFECTING THE MOTIVATION AND SUCCESS OF TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY STUDENTS

K. Spakovska, M. Miklosikova, M.Vanek, M. Ballarin
Wednesday 1 October 2014 by Libadmin2014

References: 14th International Multidisciplinary Scientific GeoConference SGEM 2014, www.sgem.org, SGEM2014 Conference Proceedings, ISBN 978-619-7105-19-3 / ISSN 1314-2704, June 19-25, 2014, Book 5, Vol. 3, 597-604 pp

ABSTRACT
Nowadays, the demand on the work efficiency and work performance is increasing.
While education and skills have a positive effect on the performance of workers, the recruitment of qualified staff even from university graduates, is of high importance for the most industrial enterprises. Qualification means not only acquired technical skills, but also other skills that increase the value of the worker at labor market. Graduates possessing higher qualifications and language competencies have a higher potential employment. Motivation appears to be a decisive factor that affects the student`s professional success. The research objective in the presented survey consists in determination of whether students are themselves motivated to acquire new knowledge, and assess whether a university education is more important compared to the skills obtained in practice. The willingness of students to attend internships or trainee programs in professional companies during the course of study was investigated. The research objectives were scrutinized and analyzed, for example, with regard to the study program of the respondents, their current field of study, type and field of students` prior education.

Keywords: Motivation, Qualification, Graduates, Competence, Internship