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Estimating the Effects of Work Attitudes Toward Graduate Unemployment: The Case Study of Universiti Utara Malaysia

Zahirah, Mohamad (2011) Estimating the Effects of Work Attitudes Toward Graduate Unemployment: The Case Study of Universiti Utara Malaysia. Masters thesis, Universiti Utara Malaysia.

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Abstract

This thesis aimed to study the work attitude factors of graduates and their effects to graduate employment. This thesis uses a sample of 441 graduates of Universiti Utara Malaysia who are graduated with various types of degree on year 2010. In this study, it is found that the work attitudes of graduates are crucial factors on their employment status. Results of estimated Ordinal Logit Regression Model also reveal that the work attitudes of it is dependency to government for provide jobs for the university graduates, willing to work in other requires frequent travel, willing to work with job that does not commensurate with university qualification and willing to be entrepreneur, have significant influences on graduate employment in Malaysia. In particular, the right work attitude gives positive effect on employment status. The policy implications such as policy to educate graduate to be more independent on their job search, are also presented in this thesis.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor. > HD4801-8943 Labor. Work. Working Class
Divisions: College of Arts and Sciences (CAS)
Depositing User: Mr. Badrulsaman Hamid
Date Deposited: 29 Jan 2014 08:59
Last Modified: 28 Apr 2016 00:54
URI: http://etd.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/3702

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