UPM Institutional Repository

Descriptive analysis: television uses among community in rural area, Sarawak


Alan, Ribka and Hassan, Md Salleh and Bolong, Jusang and Osman, Mohd Nizam and Lepun, Philip and Kamarudin, Shafinah (2021) Descriptive analysis: television uses among community in rural area, Sarawak. International Journal of Academic Research in Business and Social Sciences, 11 (11). 1258 - 1272. ISSN 2222-6990


Television channel is used to convey messages of development agendas by the ruling government. Delivery of information through television channels especially in rural areas is still questionable because of the effectiveness level is influenced by their demographic features. Therefore, this study was conducted to identify the population demographics with the frequency use of television for information searching that ultimately affects the rural community quality of life. The respondents were determined based on statistical analysis. A total of 356 respondents were involved from Asap Koyan Resettlement in Belaga, Sarawak. The data collection was using questionnaires and interview as well. The results showed that the primary government information seeking via Media Prima 44.2% and RTM 39.2%, sports, and recreational information via ASTRO channel 43.9% and other information through different channels 47.6 %. The findings also show that respondents have never and rarely watched television for a week. Based on the results of this study, television has less been chosen due to the low education level and cost of living constraints. In the future, television channels advice to broadcast more programmes specifically for the Sarawak rural community at the appropriate time to watch for up grading quality of life and their development benefits.

Download File

[img] Text (Abstract)

Download (5kB)

Additional Metadata

Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Computer Science and Information Technology
Faculty of Modern Language and Communication
Faculty of Agricultural Science and Forestry
Faculty of Humanities, Management and Science
DOI Number: https://doi.org/10.6007/IJARBSS/v11-i11/11605
Publisher: Human Resource Management Academic Research Society
Keywords: Ethnicity; Television; Farmer community; Quality of life; Descriptive analysis
Depositing User: Ms. Nuraida Ibrahim
Date Deposited: 11 Jan 2023 07:01
Last Modified: 11 Jan 2023 07:01
Altmetrics: http://www.altmetric.com/details.php?domain=psasir.upm.edu.my&doi=10.6007/IJARBSS/v11-i11/11605
URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/96619
Statistic Details: View Download Statistic

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item