Attribution of poverty among Malaysian students in the United Kingdom

Murnizam Halik, and Mohd Dahlan A. Malek, and Ferlis Bahari, and Norlizah Matshah, (2012) Attribution of poverty among Malaysian students in the United Kingdom. Southeast Asia Psychology Journal, 1. pp. 22-30.

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Abstract

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: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Malaysian students, Causal Attribution, Psychology of poverty
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare
Divisions: SCHOOL > School of Psychology and Social Work
Depositing User: Noraini
Date Deposited: 21 Nov 2017 05:48
Last Modified: 21 Nov 2017 05:48
URI: http://eprints.ums.edu.my/id/eprint/17606

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