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The differences between perceived and actual generations of job-related attitudes: a new perspective for employee sustainability programme

Janon, Nazariah Shar'ie and Mohd Mahudin, Nor Diana and Fauzi, Fat and Melati, Putifatma Hanum (2019) The differences between perceived and actual generations of job-related attitudes: a new perspective for employee sustainability programme. Journal of Sustainability Science and Management, 14 (5). pp. 76-83. E-ISSN 1823-8556

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Abstract

Studies on generational cohorts have commonly examined the differences between generations in job-related attitudes. However, research findings regarding the differences among generational cohorts of employees in Islamic banking institutions in particular are still limited. In relation to this situation, the present study examines the differences, should there be, between generations; particularly between actual generational cohorts and perceived generational cohorts; of job-related attitudes that include organisational commitment, work ethics and turnover intention. It is hypothesised that both actual and perceived generational cohorts have significant differences in job-related attitudes. Two hundred and twenty-five staff from several Islamic banking institutions around Kuala Lumpur participated in the study. The results indicate that there are no generational differences in job-related attitudes when the generation is based on the actual year they were born. However, the differences between generational cohorts (i.e., traditionalists, baby boomers, Generation X and Generation Y) are significant when it is based on perceived generational cohorts. It is found that perceived generational cohorts have significant differences in turnover intention. Taking into consideration the findings from the present study on an individual’s perception of their generation, it is strongly recommended that it be included in any employee sustainability programme.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 2390/75896
Uncontrolled Keywords: Islamic Banking Institution, Individual Perception, Gen X, Gen Y and Turnover Intention
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology > BF712 Developmental psychology
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences > Department of Psychology
Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences
Depositing User: DR NAZARIAH SHAR'IE JANON
Date Deposited: 25 Nov 2019 08:57
Last Modified: 25 Nov 2019 08:57
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/75896

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