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Overcoming Workplace Challenges: A Qualitative Study of Resilience Factors of Indonesian Women Factory Workers in Malaysia


Purba, Ellys Juwita and Syed Abdullah, Syed Mohamad (2017) Overcoming Workplace Challenges: A Qualitative Study of Resilience Factors of Indonesian Women Factory Workers in Malaysia. In: 2nd International Research Conference on Economics Business and Social Sciences, 11-12 July 2017, Park Royal Hotel Penang Malaysia.

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Abstract

Objective: Aim to explore the experiences of Indonesian factory workers who perceived themselves as resilient individuals.This paper report the strategies used by Indonesian women factory workers to develop and maintain their resilience, despite encountering serious workplace challenges.Background Despite the potentially adverse effects of their quality of life such as psychological, social aspect thrive through exercising self-efficacy and coping skills. Resilience refers to the ability to cope well with challenges and change.Methodology: The method of this study is collective case study investigation of personal resilience from 20 Indonesian women factory workers.Interview transcripts were analysed thematically.Results: Indonesian women factory workers attributed their ability to succeed in the workplace to four major influences: Spiritual aspect, Social support, Personal competence, Job environment Implication : Conclusively, Indonesian women factory workers’ resilience ability insights contributed to a deeper understanding of personal resilience and highlight future initiatives to enhance the ability, skill and performance of factory workers in their workplace.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: ISSN-2523-1537 Cover and Layout: Sobia Nasir, Center for Sustainability Research and Consultancy Distributed by: School of Economics, Bahauddin Zakariya University Multan Pakistan (www.bzu.edu.pk) Center for Sustainability Research and Consultancy (www.globalcsrc.org) School of Economics Finance and Banking, Universiti Utara Malaysia (www.sefb.uum.edu.my)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Workplaces challenges, resilience, indonesian women factory workers.
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: 26 Sep 2018 07:14
Last Modified: 26 Sep 2018 07:14
URI: http://repo.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/24833

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