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An Integrated Employability Model for PWDs


Mohd Isa, Mohd Faizal and Wan Mohd Noor, Wan Shakizah and Othman, Siti Zubaidah and Abd Manaf, Abdul Razak and Azizan, Norizan and Bakar, Al Azmi (2017) An Integrated Employability Model for PWDs. In: 4th Conference on Business Management, 29 - 30 Oktober 2017, The Gurney Resprt Hotel & Recidences Penang, Malaysia.

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Abstract

The objective of this paper was to explore employment issues among persons with disabilities (PWDs) in Malaysia and to propose a comprehensive framework which explains the factors that could contribute towards enhancing participation and integration of PWDs in the workforce.To uncover these issues, input from employers, supervisors and PWDs themselves were sought through qualitative approach using semi-structured open-ended questions.The interview protocol was developed based on past literature. Pre-test was conducted for refinement and validation.An Integrated Employability Model for PWDs was proposed.Emerging factors were derived based on data collected from 417 PWDs, 29 employers and 34 supervisors throughout Peninsular Malaysia.The results also showed that among the crucial issues surrounding employability of PWDs in the workforce were related to lack of job opportunities, negative perceptions from employers and society, accessibility issues, and personal attributes of PWDs themselves.Based on the findings of the study, several suggestions and recommendations were put forward to increase participation of PWDs in the workforce.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: eISBN 978-967-0910-76-5 Organized by: : School of Business Management, Universiti Utara Malaysia.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Employability, PWDs, workforce, qualitative approach, job opportunity
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
Divisions: School of Business Management
Depositing User: Mrs. Norazmilah Yaakub
Date Deposited: 02 Apr 2018 00:27
Last Modified: 02 Apr 2018 00:27
URI: http://repo.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/23807

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