Meramal Pengangguran Siswazah Berdasarkan Faktor Demografi, Personaliti, Kesempurnaan dan Kesihatan Mental
Predicting Graduates Unemployment Based on Demographic Factors, Personality, Perfectionism and Mental Health
Keywords:Mental Health, Perfectionism, Personality
This research was conducted to predict the unemployment among graduates of Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris (UPSI) based on the demographic factors, personality, perfectionism and mental health. The research was conducted on 256 UPSI graduates. Respondents were selected using purposive samplingamonggraduates who graduated within the last three years. The data was collected via online questionnairewhich consisted of the Malay version of demographic information, International Personality Item Pool (IPIP), Hewitt Multidimensional Perfectionism Scale (HMPS) and General Health Questionnaire (GHQ). Thelogistic regression analysis reported that age and academic level and mental health could significantly predict the unemployment among UPSI graduates. The increasing of age and academic level could increase the chance of getting jobs among graduates. Poor mental health could decrease the chance of unemployment. The findings revealed that personality dimensions and perfectionism were not important factors in unemployment issues among Malaysian undergraduates. The mental health findings that were found contradicting to the earlierpredictions requirefurther reinvestigation.