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| Published: February 15, 2017

Job Preferences among Marginalized and Non-Marginalized Youth in Malaysia

Balan Rathakrishnan

University Malaysia Sabah, Faculty of Psychology and Education, Sabah, Malaysia Google Scholar More about the auther

, Samsudin A.Rahim

University Malaysia Sabah, Faculty of Psychology and Education, Sabah, Malaysia Google Scholar More about the auther

, Soon Singh

University Malaysia Sabah, Faculty of Psychology and Education, Sabah, Malaysia Google Scholar More about the auther

, Bikar Singh

University Malaysia Sabah, Faculty of Psychology and Education, Sabah, Malaysia Google Scholar More about the auther

, Juliana Rosmidah Jaafar

University Malaysia Sabah, Faculty of Psychology and Education, Sabah, Malaysia Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.097/20170402

DOI: 10.25215/0402.097

ABSTRACT

This study aimed to explore the factor job preferences among youth in marginalized and non-marginalized in Sabah. Preferences job four dimensions identified in this study, namely communality, job comforts, job goals and self-realization. The study will also explore the different job preferences by demographic background, namely gender and multi-ethnic. A total of 5954 youths was involved, ranging from marginalized (N = 4107) and non-marginalized (N = 1847). The study found no significant differences in job preferences among marginalized and non-marginalized youth in Malaysia as a whole. However, job comforts show selected key factor in the youth as job preferences. For multi-ethnic difference that there were no significant differences for non-marginalized youth, but there are significant differences in the dimensions of self-realization for marginalized youth. The implications of this study are identified factor can contribute to the implementation of government policies to help young people get jobs.

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ISSN 2348-5396

ISSN 2349-3429

18.01.097/20170402

10.25215/0402.097

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Published in   Volume 04, Issue 2, January-March, 2017