Attribution of poverty among Malaysian students in the United Kingdom

Ferlis Bahari and Murnizam Halik and Mohd Dahlan A. Malek and Norlizah Matshah and Paul Webley (2012) Attribution of poverty among Malaysian students in the United Kingdom. In: Data Mining and Optimization (DMO), 2012 4th Conference on, 2-4 September 2012, Langkawi.


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This study investigates Malaysian students’ attribution of poverty and attitudes towards the poor in rural Malaysia. A combined total of 124 Malaysian students in the United Kingdom participated in this web-based survey. Factor analysis results reproduce the tripartite (individualistic, structural and fatalistic) structure for attribution of poverty. The results suggest that there is a statistically significant main effect for gender (F3,120=4.48, p=.005) wherein females have a higher attribution for poverty. On attitudes towards the poor, it was found that with upward social mobility, respondents have a more positive attitude towards the poor. It was recommended that further study should focus on how the poor attribute poverty

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (UNSPECIFIED)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Malaysian students, Causal Attribution, Psychology of poverty
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
Divisions: SCHOOL > School of Psychology and Social Work
Depositing User: ADMIN ADMIN
Date Deposited: 17 Nov 2015 04:07
Last Modified: 09 Nov 2017 08:16

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