IJSSH 2013 Vol.3(3): 210-213 ISSN: 2010-3646
DOI: 10.7763/IJSSH.2013.V3.229

Investigating Life Skills among Young Students in Malaysia

Sakineh Mofrad, Kwan Foong Chee, Andrea Emmanuel Koh, and Ikechukwu Uba
Abstract—The study examined the life-skills perception of freshmen undergraduate students. The respondents of the survey were 500 young adults aged 18 to 25 years from selected universities in Subang Jaya, Malaysia. Life-skills Development Inventory-College Form was used to measure life skills in four domains: interpersonal communication, decision making, health maintenance and identity development. The finding revealed significant gender difference in health maintenance. Recommendations of the study underscored the relevance of the findings in interventions and skills building activities.

Index Terms—Life-skills development, interpersonal communication, young adult.

Sakineh Mofrad and Chee Kwan Foong are with the Psychology Department, Sunway University, Petaling Jaya, 46150, Malaysia (e-mail: sakinehm@sunway.edu.my, kwanfoongc@sunway.edu.my).
Andrea Emmanuel Koh is with Department of Psychology, Sunway University, Malaysia (e-mail:10043214@imail.sunway.edu.my).
Ikechukwu Uba is with the Department of Human Development and Family Studies, University Putra Malaysia, Malaysia (e-mail: ubaikechukwu@yahoo.com).

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Cite:Sakineh Mofrad, Kwan Foong Chee, Andrea Emmanuel Koh, and Ikechukwu Uba, "Investigating Life Skills among Young Students in Malaysia," International Journal of Social Science and Humanity vol. 3, no. 3, pp. 210-213, 2013.

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