Benchmarking Malaysian Youth Work Practitioner Ethics

By Ezhar Tamam, Turiman Suandi, Ismi Arif Ismail, Steven Eric Krauss, Dzuhailmi Dahalan, Khairuddin Idris and Nur Fatihah Abdullah Bandar.

Published by The Social Sciences Collection

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Ethics are a core component of professionalism in youth work, and yet little research has been done in this area. Given the growing demand for greater standards of youth work, there is an urgent need for research in work ethics among contemporary youth development workers. The current self-administered survey was designed to investigate self perception in the area of work ethics among 813 government and non-government youth workers from Malaysia. The results showed that the samples fared well in terms of ethics as defined by respect for others, responsibility, and honesty, with respect for others more pronounced than the other two. Comparative analysis by selected personal attributes revealed significant differences in visibility of these three areas of ethical behaviour. Recommendations for work ethics training and development are discussed.

Keywords: Ethics, Youth Work

International Journal of Interdisciplinary Social Sciences, Volume 3, Issue 10, pp.153-162. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 600.151KB).

Dr. Ezhar Tamam

Deputy Dean, Faculty of Modern Language and Communication, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Serdang, Selangor, Malaysia

Dr. Ezhar Tamam completed his formal secondary education at King George V, Seremban, Malaysia. He obtained his PhD in Communication in 1994 from University of Oklahoma, USA. He is the Deputy Dean for Research and Innovation at Faculty of Modern Language and Communication, Universiti Putra Malaysia. His research interests cover media and intercultural communication.

Dr. Turiman Suandi

Professor, Faculty of Educational Studies, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Serdang, Selangor, Malaysia

Dr. Turiman Suandi, has dedicated himself in the area of youth development and volunteerism as a field of specialization for more than 20 years. His significant and scholarly contributions and involvements in building the capacity of people in the community, especially the younger generations are highly acknowledged nationally and internationally.

Dr. Ismi Arif Ismail

Lecturer, Faculty of Educational Studies, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Serdang, Selangor, Malaysia

Dr. Ismi Arif Ismail, has dedicated himself in the area of continuing education and joined UPM in 2000. His significant and scholarly contributions and involvements in building the capacity of people in the community, especially in the field of continuing education, human resource development and leadership are highly acknowledged nationally and internationally. Dr. Ismi Arif Ismail completed his high school at Sekolah Menengah Sultan Abdul Halim, Jitra, Kedah. He obtained his honours degree in TESL from UKM in 1993. Due to his strong interest in continuing education, he decided to pursue his higher education in the area of extension education at the master’s levels. He was appointed as a lecturer with Universiti Putra Malaysia in 2000. Since then, his contribution in teaching, research and services has been focused on continuing education covering the areas of extension education, youth development and leadership. Dr. Ismi Arif Ismail obtained his doctoral degree in 2005 in Continuing Education from the University of Warwick, UK. Currently he serves as the Advisor of the Human Resource Development Student Association at Department of Professional Development and Continuing Education, Faculty of Educational Studies. He has been involved in research and consultancy work, both nationally and internationally in the area of continuing education, extension education, human resource development and youth development. He has also been involved in advisory and community services both national and internationally.

Dr. Steven Eric Krauss

Lecturer, Faculty of Educational Studies, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Serdang, Selangor, Malaysia

Dr. Steven Krauss @Abdul Lateef is a lecturer in the Faculty of Educational Studies in Universiti Putra Malaysia. He teaches Leadership and Qualitative Research Methods.

Dzuhailmi Dahalan

Social Research Officer, Institute for Social Science Studies, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Serdang, Selangor, Malaysia

Mr. Dzuhailmi Dahalan, has dedicated himself in the area of human resource development and joined UPM in 2004. Mr. Dzuhailmi Dahalan completed his high school at Sekolah Agama Menengah Sg. Merab Luar Kajang, Selangor. He obtained his degree in Human Resource Development from UPM in 2002. He was appointed as a Social Research Officer with Universiti Putra Malaysia in 2007. Since then, his contribution in research and services has been focused on youth studies.

Prof. Khairuddin Idris

Lecturer, Faculty of Educational Studies, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Serdang, Selangor, Malaysia

Khairuddin is a senior lecturer and an associate professor at the Faculty of Education at the Universiti Putra Malaysia. His research interests focus on topics of knowledge management, organizational learning and management. He is the author of several management books, particularly the management and human resource management and his research article was published in the Journal of International Business Studies. Since 1994, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Khairuddin has received numerous research funding from the Ministry of Higher Education and Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation of Malaysia for more than a dozen projects.

Nur Fatihah Abdullah Bandar

Research Assistant, Institute for Social Studies, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Serdang, Selangor, Malaysia

Nur Fatihah Abdullah Bandar is a research assistant attached to Institute of Social Science Studies, Universiti Putra Malaysia. Majoring in Human Development, Nur Fatihah graduated from Universiti Putra Malaysia in 2006.

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