Inclusion of disabled people in Sabah workforce: investigating the influence of persons with disabilities act (2008), personal attributes and organizational culture

Magdalene Ang Chooi Hwa, (2013) Inclusion of disabled people in Sabah workforce: investigating the influence of persons with disabilities act (2008), personal attributes and organizational culture. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

The present study examined whether Persons with Disabilities Act (PWDA) (2008), the attributes of persons with disabilities (PWDs), attributes of employers, and organizational culture would influence the inclusion of disabled people in Sabah and Labuan workforce. Theory of Reasoned Action was employed as the underlying theory for purposes of predicting and understanding employers' intention to hire disabled people which would eventually translate to the inclusion of disabled people in the workforce. A total of 201 surveys were collected from employers, representing various industries in Sabah (I.e., Kota Kinabalu, Sandakan, Tawau, and Lahad Datu) and Labuan. The study found that PWDA (2008), nature of disability, gender of PWDs, and organizational culture had significant influence on intention to hire PWDs. Humanistic culture, particularly, had a positive effect on managerial intention to hire PWDs. Whereas, entrepreneurial culture resulted in a negative effect on intention to hire PWDs. The study findings have important implications for employers, the government, and non-profit organizations regarding the promotion of PWDs' employment in the Malaysian context.

Item Type: Research Report
Uncontrolled Keywords: Persons with Disabilities Act (PWDA)(2008), Sabah , entrepreneurial culture
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
Depositing User: Noraini
Date Deposited: 19 Jul 2019 07:08
Last Modified: 19 Jul 2019 07:08
URI: http://eprints.ums.edu.my/id/eprint/22881

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