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Do higher CGPAs translate into higher salaries? Recent findings from two Malaysian universities

Soon, Jan Jan and Lee, Angela Siew-Hoong and Idris, Izian and Eng, William (2017) Do higher CGPAs translate into higher salaries? Recent findings from two Malaysian universities. In: 4 th Annual ECoFI Symposium 2017, TH Hotel & Convention Centre, Alor Setar, 19 December 2017.

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This paper explores a key issue, i.e. whether academic high-achieving graduates really do earn higher salaries compared to their less academically inclined counterparts. There are two recent developments that motivate this paper – university students‟ laments on getting paid mere pittances on their first jobs upon graduating and the impending introduction of a new computation of academic performance scores (the iCGPA) by the Ministry of Higher Education.These two developments point to the important relationship between university academic performance (proxied by CGPA scores) and the salaries of the new graduates‟ first proper job.Using a recent unique dataset collected from the 2016 and 2017 graduating batch of university students, this paper looks specifically at this relationship.The main objective of this paper is to determine if better academic performances in university (i.e. higher CGPA scores) really do translate into higher salaries of the graduates‟ first job.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: eISBN 978-983-43720-6-4 Published by: Economic and Financial Policy Institute (ECoFI) School of Economics, Finance and Banking, Universiti Utara Malaysia
Uncontrolled Keywords: salary distribution; CGPA; academic performance; graduates; Malaysian universities
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
Divisions: School of Economics, Finance & Banking
Depositing User: Mrs. Norazmilah Yaakub
Date Deposited: 15 Feb 2018 01:11
Last Modified: 15 Feb 2018 01:11

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