Community participation for rural poverty alleviation: A case of the Iban community in Malaysia

Kwok, Chin Hoe and Wahab, Haris Abd and Bakar, Siti Hajar Abu and Islam, M. Rezaul (2018) Community participation for rural poverty alleviation: A case of the Iban community in Malaysia. International Social Work, 61 (4). pp. 518-536. ISSN 0020-8728

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1177/0020872816673890

Abstract

This study aimed to uncover the influential factors of community participation in a rural poverty alleviation programme in Malaysia. A quantitative approach was used, and data were collected through a self-administered survey questionnaire from 260 respondents of the Iban community in Malaysia. The study considered 22 influential factors (18 as independent variables and 4 as dependent variables) to measure the level of community participation in decision-making, implementation, benefits sharing and evaluation. The study explored how these influential factors interacted with participation in a rural poverty alleviation programme. The results found a diversity of interacting factors within the forms of participation at the implementation level. The article contributes a dynamic and multi-dimensional understanding of how influential factors shape community participation processes. The findings are an important indicator to policy-makers and development practitioners.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Community participation; Iban community; Malaysia; rural community; rural poverty
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
Divisions: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Depositing User: Ms. Juhaida Abd Rahim
Date Deposited: 08 Aug 2019 01:16
Last Modified: 08 Aug 2019 01:16
URI: http://eprints.um.edu.my/id/eprint/21884

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