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Financial well-being among public employees in Malaysia: a preliminary study


Mokhtar, Nuradibah and Abdul Rahim @ Abdul Wahab, Husniyah and Sabri, Mohamad Fazli and Abu Talib, Mansor (2015) Financial well-being among public employees in Malaysia: a preliminary study. Asian Social Science, 11 (18). pp. 49-54. ISSN 1911-2017; ESSN: 1911-2025


Public employee’s innovativeness, responsiveness, efficiency and friendliness in services are the core prescriptions to enhance the competitiveness of one’s country. Financial well-being and employees are two aspects that consequently related with each other that have received substantial deliberation from researchers, employers and financial advisor. Financial well-being can affect both direct and indirectly towards an individual, team and also organization. Changes in employee’s financial well-being level whether it becomes high or low will affect their job performance. The purpose of this study is to discuss the level of public employee’s financial well-being in Malaysia as well as to examine the determinants of financial well-being. A total of 73 questionnaires have been distributed through e-survey (email based) using convenient sampling technique in order to conduct this pilot test (pre-test). Only 30 public employees have participated in this study. The results identified that majority of public employees is at the moderate level of financial well-being. Even so, appropriate action should be taken through financial education in order to prevent worst case scenario in the future.

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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Human Ecology
DOI Number: https://doi.org/10.5539/ass.v11n18p49
Publisher: Canadian Center of Science and Education
Keywords: Financial well-being; Malaysia; Preliminary; Public employee
Depositing User: Nabilah Mustapa
Date Deposited: 04 Sep 2018 08:09
Last Modified: 04 Sep 2018 08:09
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URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/14078
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