Millennials’ Expectations of Life at the University and the Workplace: A Malaysian Perspective

Humaira, Raslie and Salina, Pit and Ting, Su Hie (2016) Millennials’ Expectations of Life at the University and the Workplace: A Malaysian Perspective. International Journal of Education, 8 (3). pp. 71-84. ISSN 1948-5476

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Abstract

This study examined the millennial’s expectations of life at the university and the workplace.Questionnaire data were obtained from 142 students aged 20 to 24 in a Malaysian public university from different disciplines. The results showed that most of the participants were highly feedback oriented and expected instant face-to-face feedback from their lecturers, particularly when in emails. They relied on lecture notes to understand the lectures, but would also look for supplementary reading materials. They expected lecturers to deliver interesting lectures but would attend boring lectures to comply with lecture attendance rules. The results also suggest that many participants would not sacrifice their personal time to meet either assignment or work deadlines because they expected deadline extensions. Although the participants preferred positive comments, they also expected to be reprimanded for unsatisfactory work performance. They also expected a fair amount of individual work compared to group work at the workplace. The findings suggest that the participants generally had realistic expectations of university and work life.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Millennial, feedback, work-life balance, work expextations, unimas, university, universiti, Borneo, Malaysia, Sarawak, Kuching, Samarahan, ipta, education, research, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak.
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Language Studies & Communication Studies
Depositing User: Gani
Date Deposited: 12 Feb 2018 06:28
Last Modified: 12 Feb 2018 06:28
URI: http://ir.unimas.my/id/eprint/19653

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