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Relationship between career orientation and leadership motivation of Malaysian youth at public universities


Tiraieyari, Neda and Abdul Hamid, Jamaliah and Abdul Wahat, Nor Wahiza and Omar, Zoharah and Othman, Jamilah and Alby, Jeffrey Lawrence D'Silva (2013) Relationship between career orientation and leadership motivation of Malaysian youth at public universities. In: International Conference on Youth 2013 (ICYOUTH 2013), 29-31 Oct. 2013, Mines Wellness Hotel, Sri Kembangan, Selangor. (pp. 1-10).


The purpose of this paper is to determine the relationship between career orientations and leadership motivation among Malaysian youth. Data were gathered from 711 undergraduate students from four Malaysian public universities. Results showed that certain career orientation correlated significantly with motivation to lead (MTL) with correlation coefficients ranging from 0.1 to 0.4. Among career orientation dimensions, Managerial competency indicated the highest correlation coefficient at 0.48.Results of Regression analysis revealed that managerial competency is the biggest predictor of MTL followed by pure challenge. The findings suggest that not all the career anchors contribute significantly in explaining the variation of MTL. The R2value of 0.279 implies the career anchors explain about 27.9% of the variance/variation in the MTL. The findings from this study could be utilized by policy makers in formulating or developing youth career program.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Divisions: Faculty of Educational Studies
Institute for Social Science Studies
Publisher: Institute for Social Science Studies, Universiti Putra Malaysia
Keywords: Career orientation; Leadership motivation; Youth; Public university; Malaysia
Depositing User: Nabilah Mustapa
Date Deposited: 03 Sep 2018 04:52
Last Modified: 03 Sep 2018 04:52
URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/65073
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