Developing a Measurement Model for Undergraduate Program in Logistics

Daud Dazmin, Mohamed Syazwan Ab Talib

Abstract


Dimensions for undergraduate degree program in logistics are very limited in literature, especially in the Malaysian scenario. This research explores the construction of measurement model on undergraduate degree program in logistics. Data on undergraduate program in logistics were gathered from 244 logistics managers using a self-administered questionnaire. Exploratory and Confirmatory Factor Analyses were used to analyze and set the dimensions. The findings show that there were three factors developed from the above analyses, namely logistics exposure, logistics curriculum, and logistician competency. Index values of χ2/df = 2.203; GFI = .954; CFI = .938; and RMSEA = .070 confirm that the data fit the measurement model. The results suggest that the dimensions for the Malaysian undergraduate program may be developed from working experience, logistics courses, and management skills. These findings should be considered as a starting point for those conducting research onto Malaysian logistics educational needs.

 


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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5296/ije.v5i2.3400

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