Generation Y and Job Performance: SMEs in Malaysia

Authors

  • Susana William Jalil Faculty of Business Management, Universiti Teknologi MARA, 94300 Kota Samarahan, Sarawak, Malaysia
  • Pauline Achan Faculty of Business Management, Universiti Teknologi MARA, 94300 Kota Samarahan, Sarawak, Malaysia
  • Dean Nelson Mojolou Faculty of Business Management, Universiti Teknologi MARA, 94300 Kota Samarahan, Sarawak, Malaysia
  • Awang Rozaimie Faculty of Business Management, Universiti Teknologi MARA, 94300 Kota Samarahan, Sarawak, Malaysia

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.21834/jabs.v3i10.307

Abstract

The aim of the present study is to examine the impact of personal characteristics namely: physical activity, smoking, drinking, and duration of computer use before taking breaks on performance at work of the “Generation Y” who employed in the Malaysian SMEs. The correlation analyses performed in order to gauge the relationship between individual characteristics and the performance of the 67 respondents who were working at the various SMEs. The key finding indicates that smoking found to have the highest effect. Therefore, this study filled the research gap pertaining to the effective management of manpower in the Malaysian SMEs.

Keywords: Individual characteristics; Generation Y; office workers; SMEs; job performance.

eISSN 2514-7528 © 2018. The Authors. Published for AMER ABRA cE-Bs by e-International Publishing House, Ltd., UK. This is an open-access article under the CC BY-NC-ND license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/). Peer–review under responsibility of AMER (Association of Malaysian Environment-Behaviour Researchers), ABRA (Association of Behavioural Researchers on Asians) and cE-Bs (Centre for Environment-Behaviour Studies), Faculty of Architecture, Planning & Surveying, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.21834/jabs.v3i10.307

 

Published

2018-08-22

How to Cite

Jalil, S. W., Achan, P., Mojolou, D. N., & Rozaimie, A. (2018). Generation Y and Job Performance: SMEs in Malaysia. Journal of ASIAN Behavioural Studies, 3(10), 86-95. https://doi.org/10.21834/jabs.v3i10.307

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