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The effects of increase of minimum wages to employees in Malaysia

Nurul Farhana, Shuid (2022) The effects of increase of minimum wages to employees in Malaysia. Masters thesis, Universiti Utara Malaysia.

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Abstract

The Malaysian government have announced the increase in the minimum wage from RM1200.00 to RM1500.00 with the increment was fully implemented across the country since the 1st of May 2022. The increment of minimum wages has been published to everywhere in the social media and news. It is one of the important or hot issue among the employees in Malaysia, receiving mixed reactions from employers and employees across the country. The main objective of this study is to examine the relationship between with increase of minimum wages among the employees in Malaysia with work productivity, employee motivation, job performance and job satisfaction. 411 respondents have participated in this research, surpassing the targeted amount of 384 respondents set in the earlier stage of the study. The research design that was selected for this study was the quantitative research design. Simple random sampling was also chosen as the sampling method for this study. Survey method that has been used in this research is questionnaire, with Google forms being used as the medium due to its ease of use. Data analysis on the other hand was done in the form of descriptive analysis, reliability test, Pearson correlation analysis and multiple regression analysis by using statistical package for social sciences (SPSS). Findings showed that there is relationship between increase of minimum wages among employees in Malaysia with work productivity, employee motivation, job performance and job satisfaction. As conclusion, discussion, and conclusion on the implication of this research were presented. This study carries various implications theoretically and practically. Essentially, this study will affect organizations, individuals and policy makers. Improvements such as expansion of new variables and also taking respondents from the employer were suggested for further studies in the future.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Supervisor : Abdul Majid, Abdul Halim
Item ID: 10495
Uncontrolled Keywords: minimum wages, work productivity, employee motivation, job performance and job satisfaction
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HF Commerce. > HF5548.7-5548.85 Industrial Psychology
H Social Sciences > HF Commerce. > HF5549-5549.5 Personnel Management. Employment
Divisions: School of Business Management
Date Deposited: 16 Apr 2023 02:15
Last Modified: 16 Apr 2023 02:15
Department: School of Business Management
Name: Abdul Majid, Abdul Halim
URI: https://etd.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/10495

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