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An analysis of social problems in Malaysia: the case of Johor

Mohd Amin, Ruzita and Selamah , Abdullah Yusof and Md. Noon, Hazizan and Haneef, Mohamed Aslam (2008) An analysis of social problems in Malaysia: the case of Johor. In: National Conference on Social Problems in Malaysia, 27-28 November 2004, International Islamic University Malaysia.

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This study looks into the relationship between social problems and what are termed as "internal" and "external" factors. Internal factors relate to characteristics intrinsic to the individuals themselves, while external factors refer to exogenous factors which are not within the control of the individuals under study. The study focuses on two internal factors,namely, the individual's self esteem, and the individual's personality in terms of the factors influencing it. The analysis is done at the micro level on school-going teenagers where the individual's self-esteem is considered to be reflected in the student's self-perception of his/her academic ability. The sample in this study consisted of 2869 randomly selected Forms 1, 3 and 5 students from 10 secondary schools in the state of Johor. Both urban and rural schools were included, and the students were chosen from above average, average and below average classes. This was done to reflect the heterogeneity of the population with respect to age, academic ability, ethnic group, and other factors. Significant findings with regard to social problems including levels of involvement, comparison among ethnic groups, correlation between internal and external factors and others were generated from this study, on the basis of which some recommendations were proposed.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Full Paper)
Additional Information: 225/43310 -- ISBN: 978-983-41627-4-0, Proceedings of the National Conference on Social Problems in Malaysia
Uncontrolled Keywords: Johor, social problem
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
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: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Hazizan Md. Noon
Date Deposited: 11 Jun 2015 12:11
Last Modified: 16 Oct 2015 15:36
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/43310

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