“Structural Equation Modeling on Evaluate Validity and Reliability of the Instrument in Soft Skills Training to Enhance Employability Competency”
Santhosh Kumar A.V1, Dinesh.N2, Periasamy P3
1Dr. Santhosh Kumar Assistant Professor, Dept. of Management, Government First Grade College for Women, Old M.C. Road, Maddur-571428, Mandya District, Karnataka, India.
2Dr. Dinesh.N, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Management Studies, CMS Business School, Jain Deemed to be University, Bangalore, Karnataka India.
3Dr. Periasamy P, Associate Professor, Faculty of Management Studies, CMS Business School, Jain Deemed to be University, Bangalore, Karnataka India.
Manuscript received on November 17., 2019. | Revised Manuscript received on November 24 2019. | Manuscript published on 30 November, 2019. | PP: 12515-12521 | Volume-8 Issue-4, November 2019. | Retrieval Number: D5273118419/2019©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijrte.D5273.118419
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Abstract: A survey based design in research is followed due to numeric and accurate description of paradigms covering attitudes and opinions of the respondents. The purpose of survey research is to gather data from groups of people by utilizing a questionnaire. A questionnaire was designed for B school students titled “Perception among B School Graduates about the importance of Soft Skills Training in enhancing Employability Competency”. It was to analyze the impact of soft skills training on the employability competency of B-School graduates. Structural Equation Modeling (SEM) was used to establish convergent validity, discriminant validity and internal consistency (reliability) of the above questionnaire before conducting the survey. Convergent validity ideally connotes to the measure of constructs to be theoretically related and actually is related. Discriminant validity on the other hand denotes the distance between items, and that they should not be too closely related to one another. Convergent validity is proven when constructs that are similar respond to one another, while Discriminant validity is said to exist if we can sufficiently differentiate two of the dissimilar constructs. Reliability refers to the confirmation of the instrument to be free from errors. Structural Equation Modeling was used to establish internal consistency, which indicates how well items score when it comes to the test of consistency against one another. The main purpose of this study was to evaluate and test the validity and reliability of the research instrument used to analyze the impact of soft skills training on the employability competency of B-School graduates
Keywords: Structural Equation Modeling (SEM), Convergent validity, Discriminant validity, Reliability, Survey Research.
Scope of the Article: Surveying.