Covid-19 Pandemic: The Intention of Sabah Tamu Business Operators to Stay in The Tamu Business

Jaratin Lily and Sidah Idris and Abdul Rahman Yaakob and Zuraidah Jamrin and Nurfarhana Mohd Saidi (2021) Covid-19 Pandemic: The Intention of Sabah Tamu Business Operators to Stay in The Tamu Business. Malaysian Journal of Business and Economics (MJBE), 8. pp. 1-6. ISSN 2289-6856 (P-ISSN) , 2289-8018 (E-ISSN)

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This study investigates the tamu business operator’s intention to stay in the current business due to the COVID-19 pandemic in the West Coast of Sabah. Overall, the mean score for the intention to stay in the tamu business was considered high with 3.95 mean scores. Using the ANOVA test, the findings indicated that only the length of years involved in tamu business showed a significant mean difference among the respondents. The post hoc test showed that those in the tamu business for more than six years have a higher statistically significant mean difference than those in the tamu business for 3 – 5 years, and two years and below. There was no statistically significant mean difference between those in the tamu business for two years and below and 3 – 5 years. The findings implied that most tamu operators relied on tamu as their primary business platform, especially those who have been operating their tamu business for a longer period. It might be difficult for them to leave their current business to venture into a new business that they are not familiar with. Therefore, the relevant authorities should provide appropriate supports to these affected tamu business operators.

Item Type: Article
Keyword: Sabah tamu operator , Intention to stay , COVID-19 pandemic
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HC Economic history and conditions > HC10-1085 Economic history and conditions
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA1-1270 Public aspects of medicine
Department: FACULTY > Faculty of Business, Economics and Accounting
Date Deposited: 09 Jun 2022 09:58
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2022 09:58

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