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RIDE. Revista Iberoamericana para la Investigación y el Desarrollo Educativo

versão On-line ISSN 2007-7467


NERI TORRES, Juan Carlos  e  HERNANDEZ HERRERA, Claudia Alejandra. Young University Students of Engineering and Their Perception of Soft Skills. RIDE. Rev. Iberoam. Investig. Desarro. Educ [online]. 2019, vol.9, n.18, pp.768-791. ISSN 2007-7467.

Companies specialized in the practice of engineering express that, under this new era of knowledge, graduates of engineering careers require a complement of interpersonal skills on their technical knowledge: soft skills could be the answer to this need. The objective of this article was to study the perception of students of the engineering careers of a federal technological of Mexico City with respect to the soft skills acquired in their academic training to identify those not covered in their entirety. A transversal and descriptive study was carried out, with a sample of 929 students; the data was collected and processed with the questionnaire technique and the SPSS software. And statistical techniques were used as factor analysis and generalized linear models.

The results showed the lack of social and emotional skills such as: problem solving, communication, conflict resolution, strategies for the efficient processing of information and creativity. It is concluded that the soft skills within the engineering careers are a need not covered in its entirety and these must be reinforced through programs that allow obtaining tools that generate graduates competent in technical and cross-cutting knowledge.

Palavras-chave : soft skills; higher education; social and emotional skills; engineering.

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