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Rivers development: the view of the youth

Abu Samah, Bahaman and Md. Yassin, Sulaiman and Abu Samah, Asnarulkhadi and Hassan, Md. Salleh and Othman, Mohd Shahwahid and Mohamed Shaffril, Hayrol Azril (2014) Rivers development: the view of the youth. The Social Sciences, 9 (3). pp. 200-205. ISSN 1818-5800; ESSN: 1993-6125

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This study attempts to identify the relationship of the rural youth with Pahang and Muar Rivers. This is a quantitative study and used developed questionnaire for collecting its data. A total of 165 rural youth settled along Pahang and Muar Rivers have been selected as the respondents. Findings have confirmed that a majority of rural youth still needs the rivers for their recreational activities while a small portion of them still rely on the river for their additional income. The rural youth have demonstrated a high level of agreement on river development as it offers them benefits with regard to locals’ development, environmental awareness, social bonding and transportation. Further, analysis performed have confirmed that factor of state have recorded significant difference with agreement towards river development while the factor of distance to the nearest city have recorded a positive and significant relationship with agreement towards river development. A number of discussions have been placed and it is a hope that such discussion will assist in any planning of developing Pahang and Muar Rivers.

Item Type:Article
Keyword:Rural youth; Community development; River development; Muar river; Malaysia
Faculty or Institute:Faculty of Economics and Management
Faculty of Human Ecology
Institute for Social Science Studies
Publisher:Medwell Journals
DOI Number:10.3923/sscience.2014.200.205
ID Code:35285
Deposited By: Nurul Ainie Mokhtar
Deposited On:31 Dec 2015 12:54
Last Modified:31 Dec 2015 12:54

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