High rate of unemployment among graduates in Malaysia / Tengku Amer Ikhmal Tengku Kamarul Bahrim…[et al.]

Tengku Kamarul Bahrim, Tengku Amer Ikhmal and Hassan Azahari, Hidayati Illiana and Zulkarnal, Nur Aqilah Amani and Sallehhudin, Nur Azzah and Mohd Yusop, Rashidah (2019) High rate of unemployment among graduates in Malaysia / Tengku Amer Ikhmal Tengku Kamarul Bahrim…[et al.]. e-Journal of Media & Society (e-JOMS), 3. pp. 1-15. ISSN 2682-9193

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Abstract

The graduate unemployment rate is one of the current issues being discussed by higher education scholars. College and university students often face unemployment after spending their valuable time and money in order to receive educational advantages. This study was conducted to examine the factors on why fresh graduates facing a high rate of unemployment in Malaysia as this issue has indirectly affected the graduates as well as the development of Malaysia where the unemployed graduates probably tend to do crimes as their initiative to survive in this era especially with the unstable economy in Malaysia. Apart from that, the graduates’ mental health could also affected in the process of their transition from university to the labour market. Plus, a marriage institution might be affected as well as there will be no financial support provided if the graduates are unemployed. The researchers use in-depth interview in order the get the specific analysis of the unemployment phenomena. The findings of this study shows that factors such as lack of skills, demanding attitude and unstable economic does contribute to the high rate of unemployment among graduates. Apart from that, the unemployment also affected the graduates and development of Malaysia where the criminal activities increased, graduates faced mental health issue and harm the family institutions. The findings also shows that serious actions from the government as well as the graduate itself need to be taken in order to reduce the issue of unemployment in Malaysia.

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Item Type: Article
Creators:
CreatorsID Num. / Email
Tengku Kamarul Bahrim, Tengku Amer IkhmalUNSPECIFIED
Hassan Azahari, Hidayati Illianahidayati.illiana@gmail.com
Zulkarnal, Nur Aqilah AmaniUNSPECIFIED
Sallehhudin, Nur AzzahUNSPECIFIED
Mohd Yusop, RashidahUNSPECIFIED
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > Labor. Work. Working class > Unemployment
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > Higher Education > Graduate education > Graduate students
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > Higher Education > Graduate education > Graduate students > Malaysia
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Melaka > Alor Gajah Campus > Faculty of Communication and Media Studies
Journal or Publication Title: e-Journal of Media & Society (e-JOMS)
Journal: UiTM Journal > e-Journal of Media and Society
ISSN: 2682-9193
Volume: 3
Page Range: pp. 1-15
Official URL: http://www.ejoms.com
Item ID: 29337
Uncontrolled Keywords: Unemployment; Graduates; Malaysia
URI: http://ir.uitm.edu.my/id/eprint/29337

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