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Contemporary youth wellbeing assets: early challenges towards realization of Malaysia Youth Policy


Abdullah, Haslinda and Dahalan, Dzuhailmi and Krauss, Steven Eric and Sulaiman, Abdul Hadi and Hamzah, Azimi (2016) Contemporary youth wellbeing assets: early challenges towards realization of Malaysia Youth Policy. In: International Conference on Youth (ICYOUTH) 2016, 15-17 Nov. 2016, Mines Wellness Hotel, Seri Kembangan, Selangor. (pp. 1-5).

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This paper intends to analyse the contemporary assets of youth wellbeing in the context of Positive Youth Development (PYD). The development of asset is a concept that synthesis the factors of individual and context. Its existence serves to protect or prevent behaviors that can affect health and able to improve the opportunities and the PYD. The current study shows all internal assets (excluding assets of Healthy Lifestyle) showed a high score compared to external assets score. Nevertheless, Malaysian youth feel they lack the support of the members of the neighborhood, as well as less opportunity to engage in meaningful activities. This lead to the youth do not see themselves as part of the community members. This study involved 6822 respondents aged between 13-17 years from across the country using stratified random sampling technique. Thus, the development of youth no longer should be viewed as an isolated structure but it is even need to combine youth and communities through youth-adult partnerships.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Divisions: Institute for Social Science Studies
Keywords: Well being; Youth asset; Positive youth development; Malaysia Youth Policy
Depositing User: Nabilah Mustapa
Date Deposited: 03 Mar 2017 12:14
Last Modified: 03 Mar 2017 12:14
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