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Work values of undergraduates in Malaysia: a comparison across various programs of study and gender


Abdul Hamid, Jamaliah and Omar, Zoharah and Othman, Jamilah and Alby, Jeffrey Lawrence D'Silva and Abdul Wahat, Nor Wahiza (2013) Work values of undergraduates in Malaysia: a comparison across various programs of study and gender. In: International Conference on Youth 2013 (ICYOUTH 2013), 29-31 Oct. 2013, Mines Wellness Hotel, Sri Kembangan, Selangor. .


Recent university graduates have grown up in a more affluent and market-oriented economic environment, and consequently their work values are likely to be different from the earlier generations. A recent study has shown that the young generation tends to adopt more competitive and proactive attitudes toward work (Hirschi, 2010). Also, there are studies on the gender influence on work values. Many gender differences in work values are due to the influence of normative social expectations at home and in social context. People are socialized to behave in gender-appropriate manner at the work place, and they are exposed to multiple dimensions of work values which are gender-associated. Consequently, they develop their perceptions of appropriate work values associated with their own family background, peers, and other influential role models (Gottfredson 1981, Eagly 1987).Already a substantial amount of research has been done to identify sources of gender differences in work values (Chusmir & Parker 1991, Nieva & Gutek 1981). This article is an exploratory analysis of a study on the work values asprired by contemporary university undergraduates in various faculty programs of study, with gender as a chosen base factor of comparison.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Divisions: Institute for Social Science Studies
Publisher: Institute for Social Science Studies, Universiti Putra Malaysia
Keywords: Work values; Programs of study; Gender; Comparison
Depositing User: Nabilah Mustapa
Date Deposited: 03 Sep 2018 04:51
Last Modified: 03 Sep 2018 04:51
URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/65081
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