Volunteering among students of universiti kebangsaan Malaysia

Maharam Mamat, Hamdzun Haron, Mohamad Sabri Haron, Ainun Jariah Mohd Nazri, Nurulhuda Ismail, Niyok Yean Chyi, Nur Syafiqah Abd Khalid, Priyatharishini A.P. Kumaran, Muhamad Asrul Nizam Ambo

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A student's excellence is not measured solely on academic performance, but it is also evaluated through their involvement in various co-curriculum activities that can build their soft skills. The aim of this research is to study the factors that motivate students to become involved in volunteer activities. A total of 101 respondents, comprising of students from the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities (FSSK) and the Faculty of Science and Technology (FST) at UKM were involved in this study. The questionnaire and library review method was used. The study has found that 79.6% respondents were involved in volunteer activities, with a frequency of around 1 to 3 times during the duration of their study. The main factor motivating their involvement is that they are keen on gaining new experiences. A total of 20.6% of the respondents who have not gotten involved in this activity state that they do not have the free time and would prefer to focus on their studies. As a conclusion, volunteer activities are among the activities that are well received by students at the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities, as well as the Faculty of Science and Technology because they have an active lifestyle and like to explore new experiences which indirectly enhance their soft skills.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)598-606
Number of pages9
JournalInternational Journal of Mechanical Engineering and Technology
Volume9
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2018

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Keywords

  • Classroom
  • Community
  • Learning outside
  • Soft skill
  • Volunteer
  • Volunteer factors

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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Volunteering among students of universiti kebangsaan Malaysia. / Mamat, Maharam; Haron, Hamdzun; Haron, Mohamad Sabri; Mohd Nazri, Ainun Jariah; Ismail, Nurulhuda; Chyi, Niyok Yean; Abd Khalid, Nur Syafiqah; Kumaran, Priyatharishini A.P.; Nizam Ambo, Muhamad Asrul.

In: International Journal of Mechanical Engineering and Technology, Vol. 9, No. 6, 01.06.2018, p. 598-606.

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Mamat, M, Haron, H, Haron, MS, Mohd Nazri, AJ, Ismail, N, Chyi, NY, Abd Khalid, NS, Kumaran, PAP & Nizam Ambo, MA 2018, 'Volunteering among students of universiti kebangsaan Malaysia', International Journal of Mechanical Engineering and Technology, vol. 9, no. 6, pp. 598-606.
Mamat, Maharam ; Haron, Hamdzun ; Haron, Mohamad Sabri ; Mohd Nazri, Ainun Jariah ; Ismail, Nurulhuda ; Chyi, Niyok Yean ; Abd Khalid, Nur Syafiqah ; Kumaran, Priyatharishini A.P. ; Nizam Ambo, Muhamad Asrul. / Volunteering among students of universiti kebangsaan Malaysia. In: International Journal of Mechanical Engineering and Technology. 2018 ; Vol. 9, No. 6. pp. 598-606.
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