The Relationship Of Life Self-Skills With The Efforts Of Traditional Fishermen To Eradicate Poverty In Kuala Perlis, Malaysia

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Sh. Sofiah ‘Atiqah binti Syed Ibrahim , Hamidi bin Ismail


Incidents of poverty for traditional fishing families can occur anywhere, whether in Malaysia or abroad, due to the lack of life skill of a person or family despite various efforts by the fishermen themselves, the government and the private sector. The study uses constructs taken from Life-Skill Theory (1999). This study aims to analyze firstly, the relationship between the value of life-skills with traditional fishing efforts in Kuala Perlis, Malaysia and secondly, identify the differences between these traditional fishing efforts to deal with poverty based on selected items. To achieve the first objective, this study uses the Pearson Correlation test to obtain r values and significant values while for the second objective, the method used is the one-way ANOVA test, mean value, SD and F dispersion. The study found that there is a significant relationship between all ten dimensions of life-skill value with traditional fishing efforts in Kuala Perlis while for the second objective, there is a significant difference for certain items and not significant for others. Programs to eradicate poverty among traditional fishermen families should focus on the intrinsic needs of ‘life-skill value’ of themselves and their families which requires the intervention of associations, government and private bodies and agencies. Future suggested research for traditional fishermen are areas of multidimensional success measures for fishermen, effectiveness of poverty alleviation programs, success of fishermen's children and awareness of "life-skill value".

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