Publications

Affective commitment among knowledge workers: The role of pay satisfaction and organization career management The International journal of Human resource management 2013, 24, 20, 3903–3920 Sharmila Jayasingama Jing Ren Yong Faculty of Business and accountancy Universiti Malaya Knowledge workers are highly sought after to help organizations establish their competitive advantage. However, getting them to want to stay with an organization is a challenge indeed. Furthermore, with claims that they are different from traditional workers, it remains unclear as to what will influence them to want to stay. Hence, the purpose of this paper is to determine whether payRead More
Belonging to the nation: generational change, identity and the Chinese diaspora Gregor Benton and Edmund Terence Gomez Ethnic and Racial Studies 2014 Vol. 37, No. 7, 1157–1171 This study reviews developments in the ethnic and national identity of the descendants of migrants, taking ethnic Chinese as a case study. Our core question is why, in spite of debates worldwide about identity, exclusion and rights, do minority communities continue to suffer discrimination and attacks? This question is asked in view of the growing incidence in recent years of ‘racial’ conflicts between majority and minority communities and among minorities,Read More
Essentialising ethnic and state identities: Strategic adaptations of ethnic Chinese in Kelantan, Malaysia Ethnic and Racial Studies, 2014, Vol. 38, No. 3 Dr. Mala Rajo Sathian Senior lecturer Department of Southeast Asian studies University of Malaya Dr. Ngeow Yeok Meng Senior lecturer Section for co-curricular courses, external faculty electives and TITAS (SKET) University of Malaya   This paper looks at how a heterogeneous minority group sustains its multiple identities in a politically challenging context. Focusing on the Chinese minority (3.4 per cent) residing in Kelantan, the paper highlights strategies used byRead More
Psychosocial Safety Climate, Work Conditions, and Emotions in the Workplace: A Malaysian Population-Based Work Stress Study Mohd Awang Idris University of South Australia and University of Malaya Maureen F. Dollard University of South Australia For this study, we integrated the psychosocial safety climate (PSC) with the job demands and resources (JD-R; Bakker & Demerouti, 2007) framework to examine the impact of both job demands and job resources at work on employee depression, anger, and engagement. PSC refers to a climate for the protection of employee psychological health and safety. As PSC theoretically influences the workingRead More
Ethno-political discourse among ordinary Malaysians: Diverging accounts of “The good old days” in discussing multiculturalism Richard Buttny Azirah Hashim Kiranjit Kaur Article published in Text & Talk, De Gruyter Mouton Volume 33, Issue 3, Pages 289–309, May 2013 In this study, a small group of ethnically diverse Malaysians was assembled to discuss the state of multiculturalism in Malaysia. Discursive analysis was used to get at the participants’ accounting practices and constructions of multiculturalism. Participants’ accounts revealed an increasing social distance between the Malays and the non-Malays, but differing assessments andRead More
The civic-minded instructional designers framework: An alternative approach to contemporary instructional designers’education in higher education Dr Farrah Dina Binti Yusop This ethnographic study took place in a graduate course at a large research university in the Midwestern United States. It presents an in-depth examination of the experiences and challenges of a group of four students learning to be Instructional Design and Technology professionals who are concerned with the well-being of all members of a society, and wish to utilize their knowledge and skills to help solve social problems and improveRead More