Haslinda Abdullah

Haslinda Abdullah
Universiti Putra Malaysia | UPM · Institute of Social Science Studies

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The psychological and social effects of the doctrine of purgatory (temporary afterlife punishment) have not received sufficient attention from sociologists. Temporary afterlife punishment (TAP) is any kind of ‘temporary’ torment a person believes they will receive after death as a result of one’s sins, before admission into heaven/paradise. Investi...
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The purgatory doctrine, which has played a vital role in Christian culture, states that most believers must experience afterlife punishment in order to be cleansed of their sins before entering Heaven. Traditional Islamic theology rejects the notion of purgatory (Al-Motahher) through the Balance doctrine (Mizan), which states that if the good deeds...
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Narratives are written accounts or spoken or remembered words that are representations of events. Interviews contain narratives that may be analyzed through multiple approaches. However, few authors describe the process of transforming interviews into stories. Using transcripts from the first author's PhD study of young adults'’ experiences with li...
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Islamic theology emphasizes the importance of achieving balance (equilibrium) between afterlife hope and fear for spiritual health. This study is a preliminary step to measure this phenomenon among young Muslims. The aim of this study is to examine afterlife expectations balance by developing new survey measures of afterlife hope expectations (AHE)...
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Cyberbullying has emerged of late as a serious issue, especially among the most active internet users in Malaysia – youths. As the number of related studies is still lacking, the present study aims to determine the predictors of cyberbullying among youths in Malaysia. The study is quantitative in nature and in total had involved 400 youths aged bet...
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Youth organizations often face challenges in reaching their potential as places of empowerment and engagement for youth development. While evidence-based practices of how organizations foster youth engagement exist, there are few replicable models or conceptual frameworks that cross-cut these different practices. The purpose of this multi-level, mi...
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Recently, the field of social innovation (SI) is making rapid progress and this development is being supported by unprecedented opportunities for digital technology. However, digital social innovation (DSI) should be seen as part of a youth work practice where alternative solutions can be found to improve the living conditions of communities and yo...
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This study sought to develop and validate an instrument measuring cyberbullying among Malaysian youths. Exploratory factor analysis (EFA) was employed to determine the best sub-factors and items for the instrument, while confirmatory factor analysis (CFA) was performed to test and validate the measurement model. Results from EFA on 38 items showed...
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Despite the ongoing globalisation of higher education, few studies have attempted to understand international students' adjustment experiences in non-Western institutions of higher learning. This study employed in depth, semi-structured interviews to explore the adjustment experiences of 10 international postgraduate students in Malaysia. Three the...
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Stories are essential realities from our past and present. As the primary sources of data in narrative research, interview transcripts play an essential role in giving meaning to the personal stories of research participants. The pragmatic narratives found in transcripts represent human experience as it unfolds. Analyzing the narratives found in in...
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The search for sexual and reproductive health (SRH) information is one of the important aspects in the context of health education. The purpose of this study is to find out how adolescents access sources of information related to SRH information seeking behavior in Sarawak. A cross-sectional study was conducted in three locations in Sarawak namely...
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Teenage pregnancy is among the main social issues that involves Sarawak teenagers. Teenage pregnancy may lead to various social, psychological, and physiological effects to the mother and child. Sarawak is one of the states in Malaysia that recorded a substantial number of teenage pregnancy cases. As such, an in-depth understanding of this issue ma...
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The term Social Entrepreneurship (SE) is not new in Malaysia but not many studies were done on this community, especially on their subjective well-being. This term has long been debated among scholars because it is a fast-growing phenomenon among both academics and practitioners in the area. SE is defined as an entrepreneurial activity known to add...
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This research investigates whether personality traits influence employees’ preferences for different styles of leadership and whether the congruence between the leadership style that employees prefer and the leadership style that they actually perceive can moderate the effects of a leader’s leadership style on organisational commitment. Personality...
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The lifestyle of commuter families has become a concern in Malaysian society. Commuting and separation from nuclear families may result in negative impacts on the commuters and their families. This study aimed to investigate the relationships among family environment, parental care, parental readiness, and adolescent externalizing problems and adol...
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A systematic review was conducted to investigate the literature on effectiveness of life skills programs. The aim of this review was to gain a comprehensive understanding on the effectiveness of life skills education globally, and to identify research gaps and priorities. Findings revealed differences in life skills education within developing coun...
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Background: Information-seeking behavior is among one of an important element in sexual and reproductive health. However, there are limited studies which gives emphasis on rural adolescents in Sarawak regarding information-seeking behaviour on sexual and reproductive health. Thus, the purpose of this study is to identify sexual and reproductive hea...
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This study attempted to address the question concerning the influence of commuter families on adolescent school performance using the proposed Model for Adolescent Development Among Commuter Families (MADCF). We investigated whether the adolescent problem mediates the relationship between parental readiness and adolescent school performance, and cl...
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Abstract To receive support is crucial among youth in order for them to achieve success in life as it could hinder social exclusion, especially for at-risk young people. Empowering the potentials of at-risk youth through the support of external protective factors may enhance and optimise their potency. This study explores the role of external prote...
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Over the few past decades, value gap among generations has presented new challenges for organizations. Although studies have suggested value congruence as a mechanism to bring generations closer together, this study presents evidence showing that providing an autonomy-supportive environment, where higher levels of psychological need satisfaction fo...
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Factories and Machinery (Noise Exposure) Regulation 1989 has always demanded employer to protect workers from noise exposure ≥85 dB. However, noise induced hearing loss (NIHL) has been the highest notifiable occupational health issue among Malaysian workers in 2014. A cross-sectional study aimed to investigate the prevalence of hearing loss (HL) am...
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The concept “hope” has always been synonymous with a force that usually leads to imaginable and feasible good and better life (Ward & Wampler, 2010). According to Snyder (2000), hope can generate useful paths to reach desired goals and signifies one’s thoughts about his or her capacity to use the pathways. This dimension of hope is pertinent for pe...
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Nowadays, the role of single mother is challenging especially when the single mother are head of households and who are having children. In Malaysia, the challenges of single mother are related with the definition of single mother, children, financial, education, healthcare, legal assistance as well as registration with e-Kasih. The increase in the...
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This study aims to produce a comprehensive understanding on cyberbullying among youth from the perspective of personality traits. The conceptual understanding on cyberbullying was gained by analysing available documents and literature. Several personality traits namely loneliness, self-esteem and empathy were found to influence cyberbullying among...
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ABSTRAK Kehadiran elemen pelindung dalam proses perkembangan diri belia menyumbang kepada pembangunan belia yang positif. Salah satu elemen pelindung yang menyumbang kepada pembinaan daya tahan belia dan sering dibincangkan dalam kebanyakan kajian lepas ialah hubungan perapatan dalam institusi kekeluargaan. Justeru, kajian ini bertujuan untuk mem...
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İbn Haldun modern anlamda bir şehir plancısından ziyade bir tarih felsefecisi ve sosyolog olarak bilinir. Ancak o, Mukaddime’de medeniyet anlayışının bir parçası olarak, şehir ortamının planlanmasına ilişkin bazı prensipler üzerine değerlendirmeye değer düşünceler serdetmiştir. Altı asır önce yazılmış olmasına rağmen, okumalarımız onun şehir planla...
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Ibn Khaldun is better known as a philosopher of history and a sociologist rather that an urban or city planner (in a modern sense of the term). However, as part of his civilization discourse, Ibn Khadun has advanced some worth noting thoughts on the principles related to planning of urban environment in his Muqaddima. Although it was written over s...
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Background: World Health Organization estimated hearing loss to reach top ten causes of burden of disease by 2030. Employers still prefer to choose hearing protection devices (HPDs) for prevention. Predictors for HPDs use were therefore crucial but only a few look into the effect of shift work. This study aimed to determine whether shift work is a...
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p> This paper examines the relationship between the environmental factors of peer pressure and family smoking (parents’ smoking and siblings’ smoking), and adolescent cigarette smoking habits in Kerman (as a big province in Iran). In addition, in terms of the afore-mentioned behavior, the moderating role of self-efficacy on the link of peer pressur...
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p>In this study, the relationship between family factors (family cohesion and family adaptability) and cigarette smoking behaviour was investigated. The other objective of this research was exploring the moderating impact of self-efficacy on the link of family cohesion and family adaptability with cigarette smoking behaviour among Iranian youngster...
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After-school programs are prevalent across the world, but there is a paucity of research that examines quality within the “black box” of programs at the point of service. Grounded in current theory, this research examined hypothesized pathways between the experience of youth-adult partnership (youth voice in decision-making; supportive adult relati...
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After-school programs are prevalent across the world, but there is a paucity of research that examines quality within the "black box" of programs at the point of service. Grounded in current theory, this research examined hypothesized pathways between the experience of youth-adult partnership (youth voice in decision-making; supportive adult relati...
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Currently there is an alarming increase on youth involved in delinquency and criminal action in urban and sub urban areas of Malaysia. This paper aimed to measure the level of aggressive and delinquent behaviour, identify the most common delinquent behaviours, and examine the associations of aggressive and delinquent behaviour with demographic fact...
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Job satisfaction assumed as a one of the main factor among academic staff and placed as a basic inner feeling for them. Moreover, the purpose of present study was to brilliant the role of job satisfaction at university and illustrated it as a principle positive motivator among academic staff. Lack of consideration to the presence of job satisfactio...
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The lifestyle of commuter families contradicts with the traditional families model in Malaysia. Therefore, this study aims to investigate the impact of commuter family on adolescents’ school performance via a simple mediation model. A total of 434 respondents were involved in this study. Results revealed that parental readiness and family environme...
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The current study was intended to examine the association between personality factors and job satisfaction among academic staff. The job satisfaction assumed as an essential factor in educational organizations spatially university that influenced by various factors. Moreover, distinguishing these effective factors is very important and lack of cons...
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One of the great positive behavioral factors among staff at university is emotional intelligence. In reality, emotional intelligence is cause of different reaction at workplace that was appeared by staff and also controlled most of moods in various situations. Moreover, knowing factors that impact on emotional intelligence is very vital and lead to...
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Based on last due decades, job satisfaction assumed as one of the imperative organizational factors that has great role among staff at workplace; furthermore, focusing on this important factor and finding effective items that impact on the level of job satisfaction is very essential. The main purpose of this research is to examine the relationship...
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In a previous study, it is well documented that adolescents are more likely than adults to engage in risky behaviour (Arnett, 1992). Most evidence suggests that risk-taking is the most important major factor underlying the high crash rates among teens. The objectives of this study were: 1) to examine the extent of risk-taking behavior of Malaysian...
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The present paper provides a descriptive analysis of commuters and their families. It also explores gender differences and the impacts of commuting among young families in Malaysia. The study was conducted in the Klang Valley, and the sample consisted of commuters working outside the Klang Valley. Data were collected using in-depth interviews and a...
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This paper aims to examine the relationship between personality traits (extraversion, neuroticism, agreeableness, openness, and conscientiousness) and cigarette smoking behavior and also determine the moderating effect of self-efficacy on the relationship between personality traits and cigarette smoking behavior among adolescents in Kerman, Iran. A...
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This paper aims to examine the relationship between the individual factor of stress and cigarette smoking behavior and also determine the moderating effect of self-efficacy on the relationship between stress and cigarette smoking behavior among adolescents in Kerman, Iran. A quantitative research method was employed. The samples included three hund...
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This paper presents the findings of a cross-sectional survey on the risk and protective factors of premarital sexual behavior among rural female adolescents in Peninsular Malaysia. We investigated data on 770 female respondents aged 13-17 years in rural areas to identify predictive factors for premarital sexual intercourse. Data were analyzed using...
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Psychological constructs are undeniably pertinent in influencing users' willingness to choose public transport as their primary means of getting around. The aim of this article is to determine the level of prejudice among urban youth in Klang Valley, Malaysia towards public transport. This study involved a total of 445 respondents living in Klang V...
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Youth-adult partnership (Y-AP) has emerged as a key practice for enacting two features of effective developmental settings: supportive adult relationships and support for efficacy and mattering. Previous studies have shown that when youth, supported by adults, actively participate in organizational and community decision-making they are likely to s...
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This article discusses the readiness of youth of various races in Malaysia to celebrate diversity in the daily social landscape of society. Youth are at the forefront in facing the challenges of addressing diversity in a multicultural community. The readiness of youth to face diversity is measured using questionnaires. This study involves a total o...
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Women have been playing the role of caregiver in their families for generations. However, the traditional role of women as caregivers of the family, specifically as a mother and wife, is now being expanded to include caregiving for their elderly parents. The longer life expectancy of the older generation and delayed marriage are putting women in a...
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Managing working life and personal life can result in conflicting demands and roles for young professional women in developing countries. This paper focuses on a descriptive analysis of foods related behavior and level of stress indicators of Malaysian urban working women. It also explored the association between foods related behavior indicators a...
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Paddy is an important crop in Malaysia and it is vital for the nation's food security. Apart from this, the statistic also has proven that paddy industry in Malaysia has generated stable income for the country. Such income generation has reflected the success of this industry. Nonetheless, is the success of this industry has any impact on the paddy...
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The usage of public transportations in Malaysia declined from 34% at 1985 to 20% at 1997 and now only left 10-12% (JICA, 1999). The government has targeted an increment of 2.5 times the number of users of public transportation in the Klang Valley, from estimated 240,000 passengers per day to 600,000 passengers in 2012. Such declination raises the q...
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This study examines identity formation among Golestan's late adolescents. Its findings indicate that 94.3% of participants have not experienced an identity crisis. A majority of respondents 33.8% reflected the diffuse-avoidant identity style. No significant difference in identity style exists between late adolescent'smales and females. There isa si...
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As a way of tackling youth unemployment in Nigeria, the National Directorate of Employment provides capacity building in the form of vocational skills development for unemployed youths who lack skills in their areas of interest and are eager to acquire relevant skills. This paper examined the youths' perceptions of the components or dimensions of c...
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Failed government's policies aimed at developing the Niger Delta region left it one of the poorest regions of Nigeria; and necessitated agitations by the communities for oil multinationals to step in to fill this development gap. Through the company's corporate social responsibility, Shell Petroleum Developing Company- the Nigerian subsidiary of Ro...
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This article discusses the reactions of the Malaysian youth regarding fairness of the national policy towards the inculcation of national integration. The extent to which national policy adopted for the sake of social harmony and multi-ethnic youth's points of view were measured using a survey instrument with alpha value of .831. A total of 600 res...
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Problem statement: Malaysia Youth Council (MBM) which is also known as National Youth Council is a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) accredited to represent the voice of youth generation in Malaysia. Its' main aim is to boost and motivate youth organizations to play a positive and effective role towards society and country. However, does MBM curr...
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Malaysia is among the fast growing developing countries in the East. Since independence 1957, together with nationwide progress and development, the rapid urbanization took place and this led to a massive migration of people from rural villages to urban and newly growth areas. Soon these immigrants became urban dwellers. It is generally recognized...
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This article discusses the socio-psychological dimension of ethnic relations in Malaysia. It argues that in the contest of Malaysia, the psychological elements in most cases translated into negative perceptions towards others. It manifests in the forms of prejudice, stereotypes and discrimination that are seen as the most difficult stumbling block....

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The purpose of this narrative study will be to describe life skills experiences of adolescents in the Maldives. At this stage in the research construct of life skills experiences will be defined as translation of knowledge, skills and values learnt from life skills to tackle challenges they face from school and society