The Analysis of the Participants’ Personality for the Contestants of the National Skills Competition

  • Kung-Huang Lin
  • You-Syun Jheng
  • Lawrence Y. Deng
  • Jiung-Yao Huang
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering book series (LNEE, volume 253)


The article aims to analyze the personality traits between the winners from the Golden Hands Award of National Skills Competition and the other students under the Industry-Related, Agriculture-Related, and Marine Fisheries-Related. This paper undergoes the Independent Samples t Test and One-Way ANOVA on the data by using SPSS. The experiment results showed that there are a number of variations in personality traits for different vocational categories. The forward personality of skills competition award winners are significantly higher than the student without participating in the skills competition training. Moreover, the profile data on gender under different vocational categories, family background, and birth order, were also observed with several personality traits showing significant differences. Hence, this study aims to find out the personality traits of the previous award winners and recommend suitable students to participate in the National Skills Competition.


Golden hands award Personality traits Background variables Statistical analysis National skills competition 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kung-Huang Lin
    • 1
  • You-Syun Jheng
    • 2
  • Lawrence Y. Deng
    • 3
  • Jiung-Yao Huang
    • 2
  1. 1.Graduate Institude of Human Resource ManagementNational Changhua University of EducationChanghuaTaiwan
  2. 2.Department of Computer Science and Information EngineeringNational Taipei UniversityTaipeiTaiwan
  3. 3.Department of CSIESt. John’s UniversityNew YorkUSA

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