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Article Number - 5CCB2691107


Vol.1(1), pp. 018-026 , October 2009

ISSN: 2141-2170



Full Length Research Paper

Determinants of sustainable development dimension among leaders of rural community: A case study of Malaysia


Bahaman Abu Samah, Jeffrey Lawrence D’ Silva and Hayrol Azril Mohamed Shaffril*




Laboratory for Rural Advancement and Agriculture Extension, Institute for Social Science Studies, Universiti of Putra, Malaysia.


Email: hayrol82@gmail.com






 Accepted: 24 August 2009  Published: 31 October 2009

Copyright © 2009 Author(s) retain the copyright of this article.
This article is published under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License 4.0


 

Rural development researchers have identified a number of factors that affect sustainable development among the rural community. Nevertheless, mix results were reported in literature. Hence, this study was conducted to investigate on the constructs that affect sustainable development among members of Village Development and Security Committee (VDSC) under the Vision Village Movement (VVM). A total of 235 respondents from 18 villages were involved encompassing three states in Malaysia. The final model derived from this study showed that four pertinent constructs that fit into the sustainable development model are spirituality, leadership, beautification, and education. It is believed that the findings of this study would add new perspective in understanding the complexities associated with sustainable development among the rural community.

 

Key words: Village development and security committee (VDSC), vision village movement (VVM), sustainable development, rural community.


APA (2009). Determinants of sustainable development dimension among leaders of rural community: A case study of Malaysia. Journal of Agricultural Extension and Rural Development, 1(1), 018-026.
Chicago Bahaman Abu Samah, Jeffrey Lawrence D’ Silva and Hayrol Azril Mohamed Shaffril. "Determinants of sustainable development dimension among leaders of rural community: A case study of Malaysia." Journal of Agricultural Extension and Rural Development 1, no. 1 (2009): 018-026.
MLA Bahaman Abu Samah, Jeffrey Lawrence D’ Silva and Hayrol Azril Mohamed Shaffril. "Determinants of sustainable development dimension among leaders of rural community: A case study of Malaysia." Journal of Agricultural Extension and Rural Development 1.1 (2009): 018-026.
   
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