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Economic well-being of selected administrative staff of an urban public university: A qualitative study

Mohamed Harith, Nor Hafizah and Md. Noon, Hazizan (2016) Economic well-being of selected administrative staff of an urban public university: A qualitative study. Environment-Behaviour Proceedings Journal, 1 (maiden) (1). pp. 362-367. ISSN 2398-4287

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Abstract

The trend of urbanization in Malaysia is increasing and presently sixty-seven percent (67%) of the Malaysia’s population are living in the urban regions. Therefore, the concern over the quality of life of the urban residents becomes more crucial in the Malaysian government’s policy. It can be predicted that the urban population will face greater obstacles in availing the opportunities and coping with the challenges of living in the cities. In this regards, the economic well-being of the urban population is the central aspect affecting their subjective well-being (SWB). Hence, this research aims to explore how the economic well-being affects the subjective well-being (SWB) among the selected respondents who live in the major cities in the Klang Valley, Malaysia. Adopting the Allard's dimensions of welfare, this study explores the subjective meaning of life satisfaction among the administrative personnel of an urban public 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. The main findings of this research have shown that the responses were centred on the coping ability adopted by the UiTM administrative staff to survive life in the urban areas.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 225/60512
Uncontrolled Keywords: Economic Well-Being; Subjective Well-Being ; UiTM Administrative Staff;Malaysian Quality of Life (MQLI)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology > HM1 Sociology (General and theoretical) > HM251 Social psychology
H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races > HT101 Urban groups. The city. Urban sociology
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes: 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 14:58
Last Modified: 02 Jan 2018 14:58
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/60512

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