UPM Institutional Repository

Motivational virtual training for people with disabilities in rural areas of Malaysia


Abdul Wahat, Nor Wahiza and A. Hamid, Tetty Ruziaty (2018) Motivational virtual training for people with disabilities in rural areas of Malaysia. Pertanika Journal of Social Sciences & Humanities, 26 (them. June). pp. 155-164. ISSN 0128-7702; ESSN: 2231-8534


Virtual training with its interactive and inclusive features is a very suitable psychological empowerment tool for people with disabilities in Malaysia's rural areas. Since the conduct of virtual supervision does not require any trainer or instructor to be physically present at the training premise, it is accessible for the usage of minority groups, who usually face the issue of mobility and accessibility. A session of virtual training involving 50 people with disabilities in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah was conducted for market validation of the virtual training. Post-training, the participants were interviewed to obtain their feedback on the virtual training in which they had participated. Overall findings from the interview showed that the participants had found the motivational virtual training to be relevant to them. The themes that emerged as the findings of the study are the conduciveness of virtual training for people with disabilities, modelling behaviour and error management. It has been found that virtual training could actually provide people with disabilities with the skill development and knowledge enhancement opportunities that lead to positive implications in their career development.

Download File

11 JSSH(T)-0741-2018-3rdProof.pdf

Download (365kB) | Preview

Additional Metadata

Item Type: Article
Divisions: Institute for Social Science Studies
Publisher: Universiti Putra Malaysia Press
Notes: Thematic edition: Community, Youth, Entrepreneurship & Human Resource Development
Keywords: Empowerment; People with disabilities; Rural area; Virtual training module
Depositing User: Nabilah Mustapa
Date Deposited: 12 Feb 2019 07:00
Last Modified: 12 Feb 2019 07:00
URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/66265
Statistic Details: View Download Statistic

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item