Factors Influencing Work Performance of Graduates in Indonesia

  • Muhammad Rakib


In Indonesia today, vocational schools, that aim to produce work-ready graduates, face enormous challenges in terms of students’ readiness to perform in the market.  This study is conducted to discover the factors influencing students’ willingness to work.  The studied factors include innovative learning, school-business partnership, and parents’ social status.  This study is analytical research which uses cross-sectional survey approach and structural equation model (SEM) for sampling.  The object of this study was Government Business and Management Vocational Schools in South Sulawesi. The population of education were all third-year students of Business Administration, Accounting, and Commerce Programs. They have undergone an Internship training program in the 2010/2011 Academic Year.  The findings of the study indicate that innovative learning, schools’ partnership with the industry or business, and parents’ socioeconomic status are of significant impact on students’ readiness to work.