Title: Identifying the key beliefs of private university students towards joining the Malaysian Armed Forces

Authors: Wooi Keong Yong; Maizaitulaidawati Md. Husin; Khang Jie Liew; Sujitra Sockanathan; Noraini Ismail; Muhamad Radzi Rosly; Othman Md. Said; Farhana Syed Ahmad

Addresses: Centre for American Education, Sunway University, Malaysia; Azman Hashim International Business School, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Malaysia ' Azman Hashim International Business School, University Teknologi Malaysia, Malaysia; University of Business and Technology, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia ' Centre for American Education, Sunway University, Malaysia ' Centre for American Education, Sunway University, Malaysia ' College of Business Management and Accounting, Universiti Tenaga Nasional, Malaysia ' Azman Hashim International Business School, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Malaysia ' Azman Hashim International Business School, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Malaysia ' City University Malaysia, Menara City U, No. 8, Jalan 51A/223, 46100 Petaling Jaya, Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia

Abstract: The study investigates Malaysian private university students' beliefs towards the Malaysian Armed Forces and their enlistment intentions, as a career in the armed forces appears to be an unpopular career choice among non-Malay youths. Primary data via questionnaire will be collected from non-Malay private university students in Malaysia. It is expected that the sample size of 133 respondents will provide insights to the students' behavioural, normative and control beliefs and this will be able to predict their attitude, subjective norms and perceived behavioural control. The findings agree with previous studies done around the world about youth enlistment in the armed forces. The contribution of this study lies towards identifying the variables that influence non-Malay university student's intentions to join the Malaysian Armed Forces. The limitations of this study are that it a snap-shot of the recent situation, it is recommended to have a longer-term study.

Keywords: DTPB; intention; Malaysian Armed Forces; military enlistment; military of Malaysia.

DOI: 10.1504/IJBCRM.2021.116276

International Journal of Business Continuity and Risk Management, 2021 Vol.11 No.2/3, pp.142 - 155

Received: 04 May 2019
Accepted: 21 Dec 2019

Published online: 06 Jul 2021 *

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