Student’s Awareness and Perception on B40 Income Group Empowerment Program
Keywords:B40 Group, Student Awareness, Perception, Empowerment Policies
B40 income group empowerment is one of the initiatives taken by the Malaysian government to improve the people’s wellbeing. Various policies and program have implemented for the purpose. This study aims to examine students’ awareness and perception on government’s B40 empowerment efforts. Primary data are collected from 596 students from secondary school and higher education to reveal students’ awareness on B40 and their perception on B40 empowerment. Binary logistic regression and ordinal logistic regression are applied to further investigate factors that affecting students’ awareness and perception. Finding shows that majority of respondents were aware on government’s effort while the results of binary logistic regression shows that diploma students were more likely to aware on government effort compared to form 6 students; T20 students were less aware on government’s effort. The finding also shows that less than one-third of the respondents agreed that government’s efforts are effective. The ordinal regression analysis confirms that students’ perception were not affected by gender, education level, study field and income group. The findings of this study provide an overview for government on their B40 empowerment effort. Awareness on the effort should be increased so that more people can benefit from the effort.
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