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A study of meaning and purpose as a citizen among public university students in Malaysia


Adnan, Zatul Himmah and Ab. Razak, Ratna Roshida and Ku Samsu, Ku Hasnita and Lee, Yok Fee and Muhammad, Zarina and Marjuni, Alia Shuhada (2021) A study of meaning and purpose as a citizen among public university students in Malaysia. International Journal of Academic Research in Business and Social Sciences, 11 (19). 429 - 440. ISSN 2222-6990


A patriotic citizen is one of the qualities of a good citizen. To be patriotic, it requires the individual to understand the meaning and purpose of being a citizen and aware of moral and nationalistic duties for the country. There were some concerns about the purpose and meaning of youth as citizens of Malaysia when mass media and past studies often highlight the low spirit of patriotism among the youth in Malaysia. How they view their meaning and purpose as a citizen of Malaysia? This study aims to describe the meaning and purpose in life among public university students as citizens of Malaysia. The study was conducted among ten selected public university students in Malaysia through a descriptive quantitative methodology. The finding shows that the majority of the students have a high level of meaning and purpose in life. By having a positive virtues about life meaning and purpose, the study concludes that Malaysian university students have the quality of being good citizens.

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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Human Ecology
Institute for Social Science Studies
DOI Number: https://doi.org/10.6007/IJARBSS/v11-i19/12080
Publisher: Human Resource Management Academic Research Society
Keywords: Citizen; Patriotism; Youth; University students; Malaysia
Depositing User: Ms. Nuraida Ibrahim
Date Deposited: 17 Feb 2023 03:12
Last Modified: 17 Feb 2023 03:12
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URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/96117
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