Modelling Referencing Competency and Individual Performance

Mohamad Rahimi Mohamad Rosman, Nik Nur Izzati Nik Rosli, Noor Masliana Razlan, Amira Idayu Mohd Shukry, Noor Azreen Alimin, Nurfatihah S Baharuddin


Competency is the ability to perform a task efficiently and effectively.  One of the necessary skills students need is writing, understanding, and formatting the references section of their work. However, knowledge of this competency is non-existent or unknown in the field of Library and Information Science (LIS). Therefore, the purpose of this study is to investigate the relationship between referencing competencies and individual’s performance in the context of undergraduate students. A quantitative method was adopted; 292 respondents were involved, selected from undergraduate students at one of the Malaysian local universities. Descriptive analysis was performed using Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS) version 26. On the other hand, inferential analysis was performed using Partial Least Square Structural Equation Modelling using SmartPLS version 3.2.8. Findings show that knowledge, skills, and ability positively and significantly affect individual performance. 20.1001.1.20088302.2022.


Competency; Knowledge; Skill; Individual Performance; Task Productivity; Task Satisfaction

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