Attrition issues among technical female graduates in Malaysian construction industry / Nur Amani Yazid and Noor Aisyah Asyikin Mahat

Yazid, Nur Amani and Mahat, Noor Aisyah Asyikin (2018) Attrition issues among technical female graduates in Malaysian construction industry / Nur Amani Yazid and Noor Aisyah Asyikin Mahat. In: 3rd Undergraduate Seminar on Built Environment and Technology 2018 (USBET2018), September 2018, Universiti Teknologi Mara Perak Branch.

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Abstract

Women in the construction industry struggle mostly with sexist attitudes, behaviours and perceptions in the workplace. The main concern is the inflexible working practices which often lead to problems regarding their work-life balance. Previous research indicated that women continue to take responsibility for household tasks and child-upbringing despite spending many hours working outside the house. Their job satisfaction decreases while their stress increases when there is a conflict between work and family roles. This will later turn the female workers to leave and quit the jobs. This research represents the finding of the attrition issues among technical female graduates in construction industry. The objective of the research is to provide a comprehensive review on the technical female graduates’ leaving the
construction industry and to analyse the factors contribute to attrition issues towards construction industry development. This research adopted quantitative approach of research methodology. Fifty (50) sets of questionnaires were distributed among female graduates who have technical backgrounds in either construction management, architecture, quantity surveying and civil engineering. Research finding shows that the main factors contribute to attrition issues are working environment, work family-lifestyle balance,
high levels of stress, and better opportunity for promotion and career development.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
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Yazid, Nur Amani
amaniyazid95@yahoo.com
Mahat, Noor Aisyah Asyikin
nooraisyahasyikin@yahoo.com
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > Labor. Work. Working class > Classes of labor, Including women, children, students, middle-aged and older persons, minorities
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > Labor. Work. Working class > College graduates
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > Labor. Work. Working class > College graduates > Malaysia
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > Construction industry
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > Construction industry > Malaysia
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Perak > Seri Iskandar Campus
Event Title: 3rd Undergraduate Seminar on Built Environment and Technology 2018 (USBET2018)
Event Dates: September 2018
Page Range: pp. 308-313
Official URL: https://icrp2018.wixsite.com/icrp18
Item ID: 46770
Uncontrolled Keywords: Attrition; Technical Graduate; Construction
URI: https://ir.uitm.edu.my/id/eprint/46770

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