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Keywords : Malaysia

Hijab Fashion Consciousness Among Young Muslim Women In Malaysia

Siti Hasnah Hassan; Husna Ara

European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine, 2020, Volume 7, Issue 8, Pages 446-447

In recent years, Muslim women have espoused Hijab fashion as a part of Islamic faith by mixing the contemporary fashion trend to carry out their act of veiling. In turn, this situation has led to the rapid growth of global Islamic clothing market and opened numerous money-spinning opportunities for the fashion industry players. For them, it has become imperative to understand the perception of their Muslim consumers to offer the right product. Therefore, this research attempts to study what considerations articulate together in Muslim women’s hijab fashion consciousness. The purpose of this study is to analyze the impact of self-congruity, modesty, conformity and need for uniqueness to the fashion consciousness. To find the effect of these four aspects on Hijab fashion consciousness, a self-administered survey with a structured questionnaire was conducted in Malaysia. Data were collected from 200 Muslim women in Malaysia who wear Hijab fashion and then, SmartPLS 3.2.8 was used to analyze the hypothetical relationships. The findings of this study revealed that self-congruity and the need for uniqueness have a positive effect on the hijab fashion consciousness of Muslim women. It refers that Hijab fashion marketers must consider these two aspects while creating or designing a hijab fashion to satisfy consumer's expectations.

Predicting psychological distress: A cross-sectional study of Malaysian teachers

R Zirwatul Aida R Ibrahim; Wan Zaleha Mohd Zalam; Mazidah Mohd Dagang; Khatijah Omar; Azlina Abu Bakar; Siti Nazilah Mat Ali

European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine, 2020, Volume 7, Issue 6, Pages 505-515

Based on the theory underlying the Job Demands-Control (JDC) and Job Demands-Control-Support (JDCS) models, the current study examined the predictors of psychological distress involving job demands, job control and social support. The cross-sectional study designed involved 335 teachers from Kuala Terengganu, a district located on the East Coast of Malaysia. The regression analysis showed that job demands, job control and social support significantly predict psychological distress among teachers. Overall, this study contributes to the corpus of literature by using JDC and JDCS models in the context of the Malaysian culture. Improving job control and social support, reducing job demands considered as important factors to prevent psychological distress among teachers.

Regulation Matters: A Comparison Of Malaysian-Indonesian‟s E-Hailing Regulation Framework

Dorothea Chee Ke Jing; Goh Hong Lip; Hen Kai Wah; Lim Wei Yin; Low Suet Cheng

European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine, 2020, Volume 7, Issue 8, Pages 527-545

E-hailing, which is also known as ride-hailing or ride-sourcing, has been on the rise across the globe. However, it is known as a disruptive innovation as unregulated services have triggered major disruptions and led to certain setbacks in the transportation industry. It has been blamed for the rise in privacy and safety issues, unfair business competition and a decline in demand in the traditional taxi industry. In response to these issues, certain countries have started to regulate the e-hailing industry. The objective of this study is to identify, analyze and contrast on the form and enforcement of Malaysian-Indonesian’s e-hailing regulation framework by using qualitative-comparative research. In this study, literature have been gathered from credible online sources. Based on the results of the study, there are commonalities and differences between the Malaysian and Indonesian’s e-hailing regulation framework. Furthermore, implications of the study have been discussed based on two aspects such as policy makers and individuals. For instance, just as the saying goes, “innovation outpaces regulation”. The current state of the e-hailing industry is underregulated rather than unregulated. Policy makers should seek to improve existing regulation framework rather than starting new regulations from ground up to minimize the risk of overregulation that might eventually diminish the industry.

The Perspective of Malay Oldies: The Meanings of The Pantai Lido Waterfront’s Cultural Landscape

Mohd Amirul Hussain; Nur Afikah Idrus; Mohd Yazid Mohd Yunos; Nor Atiah Ismail; Nor Fazamimah Mohd Ariffin

European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine, 2020, Volume 7, Issue 3, Pages 283-300

Many researchers state that the sense of “meaning” plays an essential role in shaping the place’s cultural identity and symbolism. The sense of “meaning” is manifested through the formation of identity and symbolism, which is considered universal because it influences human perception. The sense of “meaning” in an area forms valuable memories that make the place unforgettable due to the influence of the elements of identity and symbolism that exist in it. This study’s objective is to analyse the criteria elements of the cultural landscape in Pantai Lido that make up the sense of “meaning” from the perspective of Malays oldies in Pantai Lido. Furthermore, in achieving the objective, a qualitative method was conducted. It involved in-depth interviews and participant observation by collecting the informants’ perception, memories, attitudes, and beliefs as the subjective reality manifested at both of the psychological and social-cultural levels. The findings demonstrate the meaning of place as the factors that make Pantai Lido more noticeable and memorable. The results show that the meaning of place as a factor that makes Pantai Lido more unique and unforgettable. This study will carry on by suggesting a survey on the importance of meanings of place and its association involvement in developing a cultural landscape on the waterfront in Malaysia. This indicates that perhaps the local authorities and the policymakers need to improve and reshuffle the current regulations for waterfront development in Malaysia.

Understanding Clinical Waste Management and the Risk of Cross-Contamination Diseases in Malaysian Public Healthcare Facilities

Marziah Zahar; Fauzuradhi Fazir

European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine, 2020, Volume 7, Issue 2, Pages 3926-3937

Clinical waste management in the hospital plays a considerable role in healthcare facilities, as it serves as the frontline that deals with clinical disposal, where zero cross-contamination exposure to the public must be ensured. In this paper, a preliminary study was conducted to investigate the biohazard container etiquette in a selected Malaysian healthcare facility. The yellow bin is a designated container used to dispose of contaminated clinical waste that could spread pathogenic microorganisms to humans. The findings show that several biohazard bins were positioned in non-restricted pathways containing general plastic, papers, and rejected medical parts. It is assumed that a lot of effort is required to educate both the public and the staff regarding biohazard bin etiquette. To date, more inspections are still being conducted to determine the impact of misusing the biohazard bin. Nevertheless, the authors are currently developing descriptive statistics to investigate the public awareness of biohazard bin etiquette in hospitals. A new strategy to improve clinical waste management sustainability in a healthcare facility is also being proposed