The ultimate aim of Public Relations is to present organizations in the best light possible. This requires special skills in the area of research, managerial, persuasive communication, strategic planning and writing. The standpoint is needed to evaluate the progressive of the profession growth in the industry. Public Relations itself can be a best platform for a person to represent themselves and express their interest towards the profession. This research examined the study of factors and perceptions towards the student’s school and academic performances and their tendency to choose Public Relations course as the main options. The amount of survey calculated based on Krejcie and Morgan Table, N=95 , S=76 by using purposive sampling method. Descriptive quantitative research study was conducted through survey using questionnaire form. The hypothesis testing gained by using two different methods which indicated different result which are Pearson Correlation and Multiple Linear Regression. Based on the research by using Pearson Correlation method, the five listed null hypothesis is accepted based on the standardized significant values which is must be or less than 0.05. However, based on Multiple Linear Regression method, there is different reading which formed different results. Based on significant value in Coefficient Multiple Linear Regression analysis, the null hypothesis of self-interest (0.042) and industry prospect (0.037) is being accepted with significant value below than 0.05
Sex education is an information about the issue of human sexuality that is clear and true. The information includes the process of conception, pregnancy to birth, sexual behavior, sexual intercourse, and aspects of health, psychiatry and society. There are other opinions stating that this sex education is a knowledge that is taught about everything about sex. This encompasses the growth of sex (men and women). How it works, and more include marriage problems, pregnancy and others. In this study there are 3 factors that affect sex education that affects the level of awareness in the community. This study involved 265 respondents, selected through google docs. In this way, the questionnaire can be answered online only. The results show that the level of awareness influenced by safety, knowledge and value factors are considered high.
Early marriage, is defined as the marriage between two people in which one or both parties are younger than 18 years of age. Early marriages are also an option for parents as they can protect their daughter's dignity. In addition, many parents agree to marry their daughter at a young age due to financial problems and so on, so they trust the men who will marry their daughter to take care of her. There are two types of early marriage. The first is because of parents' coercion, and the second is because of their own will. But for today's early marriage has become a trend for young people. This study involved 421 respondents who answered the questionnaires that had been distributed. The questionnaire are about the acceptance of public towards early marriage.
Wife is a married woman, especially when considered in relation to her partner in marriage. This study is done in order to find the main criteria for men to choose a woman as their soul mate. The minimum sample size was determined through G⃰Power analysis. The study involved 851 respondents, selected through a purpose sampling technique involving three main ethnics in Malaysia. A cross sectional survey and structured questionnaire were used for data collection. All variables were measured through scales previously used by other researchers. SPSSS ver. 20 software was used in the analysis. Results of the SPSS indicated that for the main criteria for men to choose a woman as their soul mate are maturity (M=3.23) then virginity (M=3.10)
The purpose of this study are to examine the factors, characteristic, and the level of disciplinary misconduct among secondary school students. Based on the research, we want to study the causes of the students misconduct and want to know whether there is the existence of relationships between causes of misconduct and the personality profile of the students. However, the disciplinary problem and misconduct of the students are often a hot topic that discussed by various parties. The study involved 230 respondents, selected through a cluster sampling technique involving three main ethnics in Malaysia. A cross sectional survey and structured questionnaire were used for data collection. All variables were measured through scales previously used by other researchers.
- THE INFLUENCE FACTORS AND PERCEPTIONS TOWARDS THE STUDENT PERFORMANCE AND THE TENDENCY TO CHOOSE PUBLIC RELATIONS COURS
- SEX EDUCATION AWARENESS IN MALAYSIA
- EARLY MARRIAGE IN MALAYSIA
- AN ADMIRABLE WIFE
- DISCIPLINARY MISCONDUCT AMONG SECONDARY SCHOOL STUDENTS
- EXAM-ORIENTED IN MALAYSIA’S EDUCATION SYSTEM
The education system in Malaysia always revolve around the examination to effectively evaluate the student. Candidates from every layer of the secondary school must go through different forms of examinations in order to gain themselves the pass to advance to the next syllabus. PMR or now rebranded into PT3 for instance will determine whether a student is eligible for certain streams in the next form. Monthly or final test in each forms will also set the class they will be joining for next year, if they ace well in the exams then they will be positioned higher in rank of the classes. This method of evaluation is unfriendly for the students as they are forced to study with the goal only to score well in the examinations. For the methodology of this research, the researchers follow the research design of qualitative research. The researchers uses semi-structured interview in gathering information from the informants. Being teachers as the unit of analysis, three teachers from SMK Subang Bestari and three teachers from SMK Bandar Baru Salak Tinggi were interviewed. The theory used in this research is experiential learning theory by Carl Rogers where learners have hands on learning experiences to attain the knowledge being taught. With the experiential learning theory, it shows that the students would be able to learn more and receive more positive outcome from an assessment-oriented system rather than an exam-oriented system in Malaysia’s secondary school. At the end, the researchers found out that exams and assessments might have their own pros and cons, but both plays an important role in the Malaysian education system. People might see that exams or assessment is no longer poignant but certain subjects may still require one of them in the syllabus to effectively evaluate the students. Also, in implementing assessment method in the schools, the basic amenities such as the facility and sufficient teachers must first be taken care of. Aside from that, the KPI evaluation system also forces the teachers to educate the students with the wrong intention, to make sure that the students will score in the exams so that the teachers could get a positive KPI evaluation.
- HIGH RATE OF UNEMPLOYMENT AMONG GRADUATES IN MALAYSIA
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.
- PREMARITAL SEX AMONG THE MUSLIM YOUTH IN MALAYSIA
Islam recognizes the sexual needs of a human being for the purpose of procreation and pleasure. However, the fulfilment of sexual needs of Muslims must be made in a conscientious manner that is within the lawful framework of marriage. Premarital sex carries a lot of consequences, which explains why it is highly forbidden by most Muslim countries including Malaysia which involves one in high risk of sexually transmitted disease (STD) and HIV/AIDS. In Malaysia, There are over 257 million births listed exclusive of the father's name, which proves that premarital sex is an actively occurring activity. The main method used in this study is a semi-structured interview. This study adopts the cultivation theory that was proposed by George Gerbner in the 1960s and 1970s. According to the theory, people who watch television frequently tend to be influenced by the message it portrays. The findings revealed that the main drive of premarital sex activities is love and media. Post involvement in the activity shows that people were either regretful or happier with their action. The advice given to those who are thinking of involving or already involving is to have a stronger faith in religion, do not be easily influenced by peer pressure, develop self-control, implement sex education, set priorities and encourage early marriage.
- THE EFFECTS OF DIVORCE ON CHILDREN
This study investigates the effect of divorce on children. Divorce has a direct impact on children’s development and can influence their behaviour either positively or negatively. The purpose of this paper is to identify the effects of divorce towards the children itself and to examine the challenges that the children face after their parents had divorced. Additionally, to find out the way for the children of divorce overcome their challenges. Divorce can more likely give negative impacts towards children. A large number of Malaysian children can expect to experience a lot of ill effects that parental divorce has been shown to cause. Two methods are used. One is data collection strategies which is interview type and sampling. The second one is data analysis which is thematic analysis. This study adopts the family stress theory by Reuben Hill explains that a crisis for families that often leads to reorganization to the family’s style of functioning is due to major stressful life events, where particularly those that have chronic difficulties. The result revealed that divorce of parent does effect the children itself. Besides that, the correspondent had a different experience and opinion about the challenges of divorce. But majority of the correspondent felt depressed and stress out just after their parent’s divorce. Not just that the correspondent also agreed that financial is the main challenges after their parent’s divorce. Adding on, the children of divorce overcome their challenges by seeking and accept support, taking care of physical health and focus on addressing problems instead of feeling helpless about them.
- THE RISING OF THE LGBT IN MALAYSIA
This research will discuss about an overview existing literature addressing lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT). This research was also aimed to study the factors of LGBT that commonly happens nowadays, to identify the effects and challenges faced by those who experienced, and to determine on how those people affecting with their surroundings. This research uses a qualitative method which includes a number of six respondents that aged among 19 to 23 which is experiencing or has experienced LGBT. This research using a deduction theory on this issue. The researchers point to ways that existing research approaches and theoretical stances benefit higher education practice to methodological and theoretical advancement is needed. Foremost the research also found that LGBT people faces negative perceptions from the society. Other than that, they involved in LGBT because of factors regarding their parents, friends, past life and others.
- THE TRUSTWORTHY OF HALAL LOGO ON IMPORTED FOOD IN MALAYSIA
This research examined the study of the trustworthy of Halal Logo on imported food in Malaysia as the main option. Descriptive quantitative research study was conducted through survey using questionnaire form. The Independent Variable based on the main dimension which is the reliability imported food’s Halal Logo. There are four factors (1) Company Background (2) Food Labelling (3) Knowledge (4) Marketing while Dependent Variable is trustworthy on Halal Logo’s food to measure the trustworthy of Halal Logo on imported food among community in Malaysia. The study has involved with 200 respondents. The suitable research theory that implemented throughout the study is Social Cognitive Theory by Badura and Walters. This study towards perceptions behaviour, environmental factors and personal factors to measure the trustworthy of Halal Logo on imported food among community in Malaysia.