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Influence of gender on career readiness among Malaysian undergraduates


Abu Talib, Mansor and Tan, Kit Aun (2009) Influence of gender on career readiness among Malaysian undergraduates. Australian Journal of Career Development, 18 (2). pp. 33-44. ISSN 1038-4162; ESSN: 2200-6974


This study aimed to investigate the influence of gender on career readiness among Malaysian undergraduate students at Malaysian universities. Data were collected via a self-administered questionnaire of 1229 Malaysian undergraduate students from four public universities. Respondents were identified through the multistage stratified sampling method. Findings of the study indicate that a majority of the respondents reported low level of career readiness. When compared to male undergraduates, female undergraduates were found to have lower career readiness as manifested by the higher need for career information, and by being more anxious and indecisive when having to make career decisions. An understanding of the factors which contribute to career readiness among male and female university students will help to provide insights for educators in improving students' career developmental process.

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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Human Ecology
Faculty of Medicine and Health Science
DOI Number: https://doi.org/10.1177/103841620901800206
Publisher: Australian Council for Educational Research
Keywords: Malaysian undergraduates; Career readiness; Gender
Depositing User: Mohamad Jefri Mohamed Fauzi
Date Deposited: 03 Jun 2010 05:00
Last Modified: 30 Nov 2016 03:59
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URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/7051
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