A Method of Selecting Computer Science Students for the IT Market Based on their Predispositions Resulting from Multiple Intelligence
Volume 21, Issue 4 (2022), pp. 733–767
Antoni Wilinski Mariia Skulysh Arti M. K. Irena Bach-Dabrowska Abayomi O. Agbeyangi Hina Zahra Hubert Krason Jolanta Dobska Lukasz Kupracz
Pub. online: 15 December 2022 Type: Article Open Access
15 December 2022
15 December 2022
The aim of this study was to determine the predispositions of the studied groups of students to work in the IT sector. The basis for predisposition assessment was their voluntary self-assessment of certain preferences, which are related to the theory of multiple intelligences of Professor Gardner. The study was conducted on a reference group of IT sector employees, assuming that they will be the model, to which the results of the study will be related. The method used to obtain data about the students’ predispositions was a test carried out in an auditorium mode or online. More than 500 students from several countries were surveyed and interesting statistical material was obtained allowing for comparison between groups. The most important result was to find a way to sort the students into groups in order from most similar in their aptitude to the market pattern to least. This made it possible to determine the boundary beyond which students could be considered selected for a job in the IT sector. Statistical hypotheses about the similarity of the student groups to the reference group were verified. The results were both positive, confirming that a large percentage of students have predispositions to work in the IT market, and less promising. The authors are convinced that the method can be applied all over the world, as they examined groups in very diverse countries, taking into account, for example, location, education system, culture or religion.