Factors Influencing Youth Participation In Community Development In Sabah
by KRISTY LORNA JOE
In this study, factors influencing youth participation in community development was investigated. The study thus aimed at establishing the relationship between education, awareness, accessibility to opportunities and government policies on young people’s involvement in community development projects.
Results were collected via structured questionnaire to achieve the research goals. Survey forms are distributed to 60 respondents from two NGOs in Sabah. The findings indicate that there is a significant relationship between education level, awareness, accessibility to opportunities, and government policies and youth participation in community development.
The study recommended a similar study should be done in other parts of the country to establish whether there are other determinants of youth participation in community development initiatives like government policies of financing youth and job creation.