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School-to-work transition challenge: a social profile of young workers in Malaysia

Abd. Rokis, Rohaiza (2011) School-to-work transition challenge: a social profile of young workers in Malaysia. In: Persidangan Kebangsaan Sains Sosial UNIMAS 2011, 20th-21st April 2011, UNIMAS, Sarawak.

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Introduction: School-to-work transition is indeed a confusing and difficult period for young people. Youth employability is often hindered by the fact that young people lack the right work attitude required by the employment market. The major objectives are to understand the meaning of work among young people; and to investigate the relationship between dysfunctional attitudes with decent work ethics among young people. The study hypothesis is that decent work ethics deficits among young people are associated with dysfunctional attitudes such as lack of assertiveness, self-confidence deficiency and short of the integrity. Methods, methodologies and sampling: The study applies both qualitative (N: 50) and quantitative (N: 3) approaches. The study sample was derived from the Group 1, Batch 8/2011 trainees of the Program Latihan Khidmat Negara (PLKN) or National Service Training Programme. Conclusion: Most often the study’s respondents, who are representing the Malaysian youth, experience the deficit of decent work ethics associated with dysfunctional attitudes toward work.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Full Paper)
Additional Information: 3149/17495
Uncontrolled Keywords: Malaysia, youth employability, youth work attitude, school-to-work, PLKN
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology > HM711 Groups and organizations
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology > HM826 Social institutions
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences > Department of Sociology & Anthropology
Depositing User: AP. Dr. Rohaiza Abd. Rokis
Date Deposited: 20 Feb 2014 11:05
Last Modified: 20 Feb 2014 11:05
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/17495

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