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2021 ◽  
Vol 6 (10) ◽  
pp. 41-53
Author(s):  
Nuramirah Nabila Zakaria ◽  
Norzaini Azman

Kajian ini dijalankan bagi mengenal pasti hubungan antara daya tahan dengan motivasi pelajar sepanjang pembelajaran dalam talian semasa pandemik. Kajian ini berbentuk kajian kes dengan memilih sebuah IPT iaitu KUIM sebagai satu organisasi kajian dan data dikumpulkan melalui kaedah tinjauan menggunakan borang soal selidik sebagai instrumen kajian. Data kajian adalah berbentuk kuantitatif yang dianalisis menggunakan analisis statistik deskriptif dan inferensi. Seramai 278 pelajar KUIM telah dipilih sebagai sampel kajian dengan menggunakan kaedah persampelan rawak berkelompok. Daya tahan pelajar telah diukur dengan menggunakan Soal selidik Ketahanan Kendiri (SKD) yang diterjemahkan oleh Amalia et al. (2011) dan motivasi pelajar pula diukur dengan menggunakan Soal selidik Motivated Strategies for Learning (MSLQ) oleh Pintrich et al. (1991). Dapatan kajian mendapati pelajar KUIM memiliki tahap daya tahan dan tahap motivasi yang tinggi sepanjang pembelajaran dalam talian semasa pandemik. Analisis korelasi pula menunjukkan terdapat hubungan linear positif yang kuat dan signifikan antara daya tahan dengan motivasi pelajar KUIM sepanjang pembelajaran dalam talian semasa pandemik. Hasil kajian juga mendapati terdapat perbezaan yang signifikan antara daya tahan berdasarkan faktor jantina pelajar. Namun, tidak terdapat perbezaan yang signifikan antara motivasi berdasarkan faktor jantina. Dapatan kajian ini menyokong teori bahawa semakin tinggi tahap daya tahan pelajar, semakin tinggi tahap motivasi mereka. Dapatan kajian ini wajar diambil serius oleh semua pihak khususnya IPT dalam usaha memastikan daya tahan dan motivasi pelajar sentiasa meningkat agar mereka tetap bersemangat menjalani pembelajaran secara dalam talian. Pihak bertanggungjawab juga perlu berganding bahu merangka inisiatif terbaik bagi memberikan sokongan yang sewajarnya kepada pelajar.


2021 ◽  
Vol 6 (10) ◽  
pp. 235-251
Author(s):  
Connie Cassy Ompok

Menyediakan kanak-kanak untuk pendidikan matematik awal adalah penting. Tujuan kajian ini adalah untuk mengenal pasti tahap pencapaian matematik awal, mengenal pasti dan membandingkan kesan tiga kaedah mengajar (permainan, buku nombor dan lembaran kerja) terhadap pencapaian matematik awal dalam kalangan kanak-kanak prasekolah di daerah Tuaran, Sabah. Instrumen yang digunakan dalam kajian ini adalah Ujian Pencapaian Matematik awal (UPMA) yang telah diadaptasi daripada Ginsburg dan Baroody (2003) mengikut Kurikulum Standard Prasekolah Kebangsaan. Seramai 1108 orang kanak-kanak prasekolah kebangsaan di daerah Tuaran, Sabah terlibat dalam kajian yang menggunakan kaedah kuasi eksperimen multi lokasi. Responden kajian terdiri daripada kanak-kanak prasekolah yang berumur 4+ dan 5+. 382 orang kanak-kanak mengikuti kaedah permainan, 349 orang kanak-kanak mengikuti kaedah buku nombor dan 377 orang kanak-kanak mengikuti kaedah lembaran kerja. Kanak-kanak prasekolah menduduki ujian pra, seterusnya adalah program intervensi selama 13 minggu dan diakhiri dengan ujian pasca. Statistik deskriptif dan statistik inferen (ujian-t bebas, ANOVA satu hala dan ANCOVA) menggunakan SPSS versi-21 dengan mengambil kira markah ujian pra sebagai kovariat digunakan dalam kajian ini. Dapatan kajian menunjukkan terdapat perbezaan min markah yang signifikan dalam pencapaian matematik awal mengikut kaedah mengajar yang berbeza. Kaedah permainan menyumbang secara signifikan terhadap pencapaian matematik awal berbanding dengan kaedah buku nombor dan lembaran kerja.


Author(s):  
Connie Cassy Ompok ◽  
Lydia Teo

Rural schools that lack of basic facilities and infrastructure is the focus of the study. With this ruralism conditions, teachers in rural primary school face many obstacles and challenges that could hinder their motivation. These might affect their teaching effectiveness. This study was intended to determine perceived organisational support on teacher motivation. The research sample consisted of 138 teachers in Sabah that directly become the respondents of the study. Data was obtained via questionnaire which was consisted of perceived organisational support: 17 items; and teacher motivation: 5 items). With success rate of 74% returned questionnaire and 102 fit to be evaluated, the data revealed that there was a strong correlation between perceived organisational support on teacher motivation. Teachers should be given support in order to enhance or maintain their motivation especially in rural condition.


2021 ◽  
Vol 6 (10) ◽  
pp. 480-487
Author(s):  
Muhammad Ashraf Bin Mohd Nor ◽  
Mohammad Asyraf Bin Mohd Tasrib ◽  
Bryan Francis ◽  
Nurul Izzah Binti Hesham ◽  
Mohd Bahrin Bin Othman

The advancement of technology in the past decade has led humans to achieve many great things. Among that is facial recognition technology that uses a combination of two techniques which is face detection and recognition that is capable of converting facial images of a person into readable data and connecting it with other data sets which enable it to identify, track or compare it. This study delves into the usage of facial recognition technology in Malaysia where its regulation is almost non-existent. As its usage increases, the invasive features of this technology to collect and connect its data posed a threat to the data privacy of Malaysian citizens. Due to this issue, other countries' laws and policies regarding this technology are examined and compared with Malaysia. This enables the loopholes of the current law and policies to be identified and restructured, which create a clear path on the proper regulations and changes that need to be made. Thus, this study aims to analyse the limitation of law governing data privacy and its concept in Malaysia along with changes that need to be made. This study’s finding shows the shortcoming of Malaysia’s law in governing data privacy especially when it involves complex technology that has great data collection capability like facial recognition.


2021 ◽  
Vol 6 (10) ◽  
pp. 543-557
Author(s):  
Syahruddin Awang Ahmad ◽  
Diandra Eleanor Bruno

This study investigated the attitude and subjective norms of students on Social Media Influencers (SMIs) towards the behavioural intent on their dietary choices in accordance with the Theory of Reasoned Action. Social media influencers as groups of people have had to some extent constructed a reputation for themselves through applying social media platforms to promote oneself. In completing the study, the final year students in Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS) were selected as the respondents. The results of the study showed there is a significant relationship between the subjective norms of students on SMIs with the behavioral intent on their dietary choices. Thus, the study concluded that attitude of students towards the SMIs does not affected their daily dietary choices, however, the subjective norms in the students’ life on the SMIs actually makes a difference in their eating habits. Based on the findings of the study, 97.6% of the students believed that they have healthy dietary choices. This study also shows that, 98.8% of the respondents subscribe to social media influencers on their social media accounts. The findings alone indicated that the students’ live are impacted by them. Furthermore, most of them follow the social media influencers on every social media platform: Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, TikTok and Twitter. However, Instagram is the most used social media platform to subscribe to them.


2021 ◽  
Vol 6 (10) ◽  
pp. 429-436
Author(s):  
Mohd Zulfakar Mohd Nawi ◽  
Samihatunnadzirah Sulaiman

Online purchase is chosen as an easy step to spend on getting our essentials without having to line up at the counter. The objective of this research is to study online purchasing practices and the factors that influence them. In addition, the study also aims to examine the differences in online purchasing practices by selected background factors (gender, stratum, generation, ethnicity, home income, education level and zone). The population of this study consisted of users over the age of 17 who were selected by convenience through the 'mall intercept' method. T-test results showed significant differences (t = -3.156, p = 0.001) for online purchase practice scores between male and female respondents. ANOVA test results also show significant average score differences in terms of generation [F (3, 1298) = 3,475, p = 0.016], ethnicity [F (4, 1291) = 3,678, p = 0.006], and income [F (4, 1227) = 6,935, p = 0.000] while no differences are reported for the level of education, zone and stratum when p > 0.05. The findings also show that only five key factors were the consumer choice before make online purchases, which are safety factors, products offered, risks, can trusted and user experience.


2021 ◽  
Vol 6 (10) ◽  
pp. 358-364
Author(s):  
Szariannie Sulaiman ◽  
Noor Azlan Mohd Noor

This is a qualitative study examining the utilisation pattern of traditional medicine among young Malay women breast cancer patients. The study has shown that there is an increasing number of breast cancer patients to opt for traditional medicine in searching for a cure. To address the issue, an ethnographic fieldwork was carried out in Klang Valley and several selected areas of Selangor. Thirteen (13) young Malay breast cancer patients were selected as informants for this study by employing purposive snowballing technique. Guided by semi-structured interview schedule, a series of in-depth interviews, phone and online interviews and participant observation were conducted at various settings to capture informants’ health seeking behaviour. It is evident that traditional medicine is still prevalent as one of the treatment options among breast cancer patients. They strongly believed that relying on a single treatment for chronic illness like breast cancer is insufficient. In relation to this, traditional healers and health practitioners such as bomoh and ustaz were consulted by Malay informants either as an alternative or complementary for a cure. Several treatment methods such as herbal remedies for oral consumption, air penawar (healing water) for drinking and bathing and specific item such as an egg for surgery-like procedure were prescribed to treat the cancer-related symptoms suffered. In most instances, majority of the patients were guided by family and friends’ suggestions towards the utilisation of traditional medicine.


2021 ◽  
Vol 6 (10) ◽  
pp. 496-504
Author(s):  
Habibun Nisa Mohamed Ajmal ◽  
Mohd Bahrin Bin Othman ◽  
Hariati Binti Mansor

Risk governance is about balancing the company’s business interests and the interests of stakeholders who might suffer loss or harm from the company’s commercial activities. It is mainly concerned with preventing mistakes or wrongdoings than correcting them. This paper aim is to study the state of risk governance in the Malaysian corporate sector. It specifically studies the way risk governance is regulated and its relation to stakeholders’ interests. This study is based on the existing laws in Malaysia. The laws in the United Kingdom and the United States are studied for a comparative analysis and lessons to be learned. The paper suggests that the role of regulators is crucial to initiate and compel companies to establish and maintain a risk governance system and incorporate it as a corporate culture. It also suggests that co-regulation between the regulatory authorities and the industry is needed to successfully push efforts and participation by companies to establish and maintain an effective risk governance system. The paper is significant as it contributes to the improvement of risk governance in Malaysian businesses in general and in the corporate sector specifically and adds to the body of knowledge on law and governance.


2021 ◽  
Vol 6 (10) ◽  
pp. 292-302
Author(s):  
Parthiban S Gopal ◽  
Nor Emyzura Ahmad Tamizi ◽  
Maslina Mohammed Shaed ◽  
Nor Malina Malek ◽  
Mohd Haizzan Yahaya

Program Perumahan Rakyat (PPR) merupakan satu dasar kerajaan dalam menyeimbangkan keperluan asas tempat tinggal kepada rakyat yang tergolong dalam kategori B40 untuk memelihara hak kemanusiaan rakyat Malaysia agar menjalani kelangsungan kehidupan yang sejahtera. PPR sebagai Key Performance Indicator (KPI) oleh Kementerian Perumahan dan Kerajaan Tempatan (KPKT) untuk diberi fokus terhadap keberkesanan tahap kesejahteraan PPR. PPR menitikberatkan elemen kualiti kehidupan dan kesejahteraan sosial kepada penghuninya. Namun, wujud permasalahan mengaitkan isu kesejahteraan pembangunan komuniti PPR apabila ketidakcapaian kesejahteraan berlaku. Kajian tentang kesejahteraan ini dilakukan melalui sorotan literatur bagi memastikan tahap kesejahteraan dapat dicapai secara holistik.


2021 ◽  
Vol 6 (10) ◽  
pp. 505-523
Author(s):  
Dharshini Gunasegar ◽  
Anbalagan Devar Devarajah ◽  
Roslinda Rosli

Mathematics is a particularly important component in our daily life and many students find it as an exceedingly difficult subject to be learned. The similar problem is being faced by special needs students such as those with learning disabilities (LD). This paper provides a current and thorough literature review of the empirical evidence on students with mathematics learning disabilities. The authors conducted the review of literature from the year 2016 to 2020 using Education Resources Information Center (ERIC) as the database. A total of 31 articles were found. Multiple mathematics learning disabilities were identified and the educational interventions that were used vary accordingly. Finding shows that most of the studies focused on technology-based interventions to help students with intellectual disability which includes problem solving and creative thinking. The implications of the study are also discussed in this literature review, which indicates that teachers need to use the appropriate educational interventions to meet the needs of students with learning disabilities and maximize their mathematics learning outcomes in schools.


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