Quality Assurance in Higher Educational Institutions: Empirical Evidence in Indonesia

Nugraha Nugraha, Yogi Tri Prasetyo, Harpa Sugiharti, Iqbal Lhutfi, Aristanti Widyaningsih, Arvian Triantoro, Ardvin Kester S. Ong, Michael N. Young, Satria Fadil Persada, Raden Aditya Kristamtomo Putra*, Reny Nadlifatin

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Abstract

The purpose of this study is to look into the importance of educational processes, practices, and research activities in predicting knowledge skills and competences (KSC) and employability in Indonesian higher education. A survey was used in the quantitative research approach. Respondents to this study selected 500 instructors and students from 31 universities in Indonesia that offer outstanding approved study programs. The Indonesian Ministry of Education, Culture, Research, and Technology oversees all universities. Scoring and structural equation modeling were used to evaluate the data. The educational process is significantly influenced by facilities. Significant relationships have been discovered between facilities and practicum activities, facilities and research activities, practical activities and employability, research activities and employability, research activities and KSC, and practical activities to KSC. There is no significant relationship between the educational process and employability, nor between the educational process and KSC. This study’s findings also show that the educational process does not mediate the effect of facilities on employability but does mediate the effect of facilities on KSC, that the effect of facilities on employability was mediated by the practical activity variable, that practical activity variables mediated the effect of facilities on KSC, and that research activity variables mediated the effect of facilities on employability. Variables related to research activity influenced the effect of facilities on KSC. This research’s contribution can become literature for future research and can be used by education stakeholders to identify applicable policies to assist KSC and its graduates’ employability.

Original languageEnglish
JournalSAGE Open
Volume13
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2023

Keywords

  • Indonesia
  • assurance
  • higher education
  • quality
  • structural equation modeling

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