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Determinant of happiness among urban civil servants of Universiti Teknologi MARA, Shah Alam

Mohamed Harith, Nor Hafizah and Md. Noon, Hazizan (2016) Determinant of happiness among urban civil servants of Universiti Teknologi MARA, Shah Alam. Journal of Administrative Science, 13 (2). pp. 1-16. ISSN 1675-1302

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Since independence in 1957, Malaysia has initiated vigorous socio-economic and other developmental projects in order to raise the well-being and the quality of life of its people. The present study aimed to reveal insights on the reality of life satisfaction among the urban dwellers in Malaysia, particularly the urban civil servants who lived in the major cities in Klang Valley. Adopting the Allardt’s dimensions of welfare, this study explored the subjective meaning of life satisfaction among the administrative staff of a Malaysian university namely Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM). Sixteen key informants from four different categories of administrative staff of the University’s main campus in Shah Alam, Selangor were engaged in the researchers’ in-depth interviews whose inputs were later reinforced and verified through written feedback survey. The NVivo version 9 was employed to analyse the data and the main finding has shown that the responses centered around

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 225/60509
Uncontrolled Keywords: Quality of Life; Happiness; Subjective Well-Being; Subjective Life Satisfaction
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology > HM1176 Social influence. Social pressure
H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races > HT101 Urban groups. The city. Urban sociology
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: 02 Jan 2018 14:44
Last Modified: 02 Jan 2018 14:44
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/60509

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