Capacity Building Resource Apparatus Regional Area in Indonesia: Case Study On Regional Expansion

Page 1 – 17 | Suraji, Muhamad Ali Embi

DOI: 10.30690/ijassi.31.01

Abstract

This study aims to investigate in depth the capacity building of regional expansion and its success. Basically the policy of regional expansion is a policy to provide the best service to the community and the welfare of the region. The issues have arisen when the expansion of areas are not in accordance with the initial objectives of the submission of regional expansion. Especially, the issues related to the development of regional institutional capacity such as a weak quality of regional apparatus resources and regional institutions become crucial to be seen.  This study used case study as qualitative approach through semi-structured interview of seven participants from various levels and professions that affected in regional expansion. In this context, this study requires the development of good institutional and quality of local apparatus resources that focused on the aspect of the placement of regional apparatus in the expansion area that is vital to be explored. As a result, this study gives the implications in terms of improving the quality of human resources and regional management, encouraging local governments to run in accordance with good governance. The inception of the region into an autonomous region requires the role of resource personnel who are reliable, intelligent, innovative, competent, and educated and well-rounded.

Keywords: Capacity Building, Resource Area, Regional Expansion, Indonesia, Case Study

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The State of the Art of E-Wallet Utilization via QR Code: An Empirical Analysis on M40 Millennials in Malaysia

Page 42 – 63 | Foo-Wah Lim, Fakhrorazi Ahmad, Asmat Nizam B Abdul Talib
DOI: 10.30690/ijassi.22.04

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The Malaysian government is pushing for a cashless society, but going cashless is all the rage now. The electronic wallet (e-wallet) in Malaysia is still in the infancy stage and the reasons to explain the behavioural intention to use e-wallet transaction via Quick Response (QR) code are still remaining unclear. To address these requisites, the purpose of this study is to examine the predictors of the behavioural intention to use e-wallet transaction via QR code among Middle 40 percent (M40) millennials in Malaysia. Thus, this study aims to examine the relationship between facilitating conditions, effort expectancy, performance expectancy and social influence toward the behavioural intention to use e-wallet transaction via QR code. By using self-administered survey, the data were obtained from 487 respondents from M40 millennials in Malaysia. The data were then analyzed utilizing Partial Least Square Structural Equation Modelling (PLS-SEM) technique. The findings indicate that, of all those four elements indicated a positive significant influence on behavioural intention to use e-wallet transaction via QR code. Lastly, performance expectancy was also found to have partial mediation effect between the relationship between effort expectancy and behavioural intention to use e-wallet transaction via QR code among M40 millennials in Malaysia.

Keywords: Electronic Wallet, QR Code, M40 Millennials, Unified Theory of Acceptance and Use of Technology (UTAUT), Malaysia

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Liberal Islam In Malaysia: Non-Government Organization Sister In Islam (SIS)

Page 33 – 42 | Nur Izzati Liyana Binti Azizan, Zaheruddin Bin Othman, Ruslan Bin Zainuddin
DOI: 10.30690/ijassi.24.03

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This paper seeks an understanding to the Liberal Islamic that related to Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) in Malaysia. Sister In Islam (SIS) is chosen because it is an established NGO in Malaysia during the late 1980s and SIS were related to Liberal Islam. In addition, its attempts to clarify the link between Sister In Islam and Non-governmental Organization (NGO), which is seen as one of the bodies that fought women and Islam in line with the emergence of Liberal Islam in Malaysia today. This is due to the reality of multi-racial and religious communities in Malaysia that facilitates the spread of Liberal Islam. In this paper, to analyze the data, the model has been modified by using primary data and secondary data through field study and library study. In addition, the available data collected as well as interview methods were also conducted to obtain additional information. Hence, this paper provides knowledge about Liberal Islam to community and it is as a guidelines to every Non-Goverment Organization (NGO) established to comply with the norms and sensibilities of society in Malaysia.

Keywords: Liberal Islam, Sister In Islam (SIS), Non-Government Organization (NGO)

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Culture and Financial Literacy: Attitude towards Savings among Malay in Malaysian Public Sector

Page 15 – 32 | Nur Khairina Muhamad Husin, Ahmad Martadha Mohamed

DOI: 10.30690/ijassi.24.02

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Savings among Malaysians are critically low due to many factors that affect their savings behavior especially among the Malays employees. Based on the research conducted previously, it has been identified that the culture can shape the individual patterns of behavior. Therefore, this study will determine the relationship between cultural factors with the attitude towards savings among Malay employees in Malaysian public sector by looking at the financial literacy aspect as one of the component of the culture. For the sampling technique, a random selection of employees in Malaysian public sector will be applied in this study. Overall, this study aims to obtain total of 860 respondents to be participated in this study. Hence, this study provides knowledge about the culture of savings among the Malay employees in Malaysian public sector employees and enables both individuals and the government to identify the best solution to deal with insufficient savings that can secure their life in future.

 

Keywords: Culture, Financial Literacy, Attitude Towards Savings

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Teachers’ Delivery Effectiveness amongst Teachers with different teaching field: Any significant difference?

Page 1 – 14 | Rahida Aini Mohd Ismail, Rozita Arshad, Zakaria Abas

DOI: 10.30690/ijassi.24.01

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This research was driven by an interest to investigate whether the demographic variable like teaching field have any significant difference on teachers’ delivery effectiveness (TDE) in relation with the implementation of HOTS teaching in the classrooms. The hypothesis H1 was formulated, and tested in this study. The sample size consisted of 410 teachers. Data were analysed using inferential statistics – independent t-test and one-way analysis of variance (ANOVA). The weight of statistical evident showed that there is a significant difference amongst teachers with different teaching field and TDE in relation to HOTS implementation in the states of Kedah, Perak, Penang, and Perlis. The overall results showed that there is a significant difference amongst teachers of different teaching field and TDE in the context of classroom management behaviour, classroom management strategy, student attention, students’ review and practice, questioning skills, students’ need progress, teaching method, classroom climate, self-concept in learners, and classroom environment. The results indicated that teachers with different teaching field can influence teachers’ delivery effectiveness.

Keywords: Demographic variables, teaching field, Higher Order Thinking Skills (HOTS)

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