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Potential benefits of ICT towards rural positive youth development in Malaysia


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Samsuddin, Samsul Farid and Omar, Siti Zobidah and Abu Samah, Bahaman and Bolong, Jusang (2016) Potential benefits of ICT towards rural positive youth development in Malaysia. International Journal of Academic Research in Business and Social Sciences, 6 (5). pp. 258-272. ISSN 2222-6990

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Information Communication Technology (ICT) offers an abundance of benefits to users especially in socio-economic aspects. Rural youth are one group of users that has experienced such benefits. They are able to access more opportunities due to their superior ICT knowledge and compatibility. This study aims to identify the potential benefits of ICT usage for rural youth development. Through document analyses and review of literature, it can be concluded that the benefits offered from ICT usage towards youth development can be categorized in the aspects of competency, character, confidence, caring, connection and contribution. With all of these aspects of potential benefits in place, it is hoped that consistent involvement from youths in rural development can be ensured.


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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Educational Studies
Faculty of Modern Language and Communication
Institute for Social Science Studies
Perpustakaan Sultan Abdul Samad
DOI Number: https://doi.org/10.6007/IJARBSS/v6-i5/2141
Publisher: Human Resource Management Academic Research Society
Keywords: Information communication technology; Youth in Malaysia; Rural youth; Positive youth development; Rural development
Depositing User: Nabilah Mustapa
Date Deposited: 04 Aug 2017 11:45
Last Modified: 04 Aug 2017 11:45
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URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/56680
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