Management Research Journal https://ejournal.upsi.edu.my/index.php/MRJ <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Management Research Journal (MRJ) [ISSN 2232-0660/ eISSN 2600-9315]</strong> is an international peer-reviewed journal publishing high-quality, original research.&nbsp; It is an online international academic journal published <strong>twice a year (June &amp; December started 2020)</strong>.&nbsp;Please note that this journal only publishes manuscripts in<strong> English or Malay languages</strong>. The journal is devoted to promote scholarly empirical work that uses mainstream approaches to examine accounting, entrepreneurship, finance, human resource and multi-faceted drivers of management change. Papers may broadly cover the above mentioned areas but are not limited to those example topics. We welcome original conceptual and empirical research articles with novel perspectives and/or managerial approaches that would appeal to an international readership. We do not accept unsolicited conceptual and theoretical papers. MRJ supports open access. The electronic full text version of the journal is available free of charge at <a href="http://ejournal.upsi.edu.my/index.php/MRJ/index">http://ejournal.upsi.edu.my/index.php/MRJ/index</a></p> PKM UPSI en-US Management Research Journal 2232-0660 Integration of Workplace Readiness Skills into Tourism Educational Curriculum for Graduates’ Employability https://ejournal.upsi.edu.my/index.php/MRJ/article/view/5022 <p style="text-align: justify;">Tourism education has grown quite rapidly in line with the industry development today. Several valuable skills need to be highlighted by the educational institutions in order to produce tourism graduates with quality and efficient employability for future working environment. One of the essential skills needed by the graduates for future employability is workplace readiness skills. Taking the higher education in Malaysia as a case study, the objective of this study is to identify workplace readiness skills required by the industry to be integrated into the tourism educational curriculum for graduates’ employability. This study surveyed 100 tourism sectors in Malaysia consisted of travel agents, restaurants, hotels and transportation sectors using quantitative method. Six domains represented the workplace readiness skills have been identified namely basic skills, using technology skills, practicality skills, business orientation skills, planning and organizing skills and self-management skills. The findings indicated that workplace readiness skills are important to be integrated into the tourism educational curriculum. It was also noted that tourism education needs to integrate the practicality skills and planning and organizing skills into the course curriculum. This study contributes to the higher education in designing and preparing tourism education taking into account the workplace readiness skills to enhance graduates’ employability. It further indicates the needs of collaboration between higher education and industry for future graduates’ employability within the competitive environment.</p> Nurhazani Mohd Shariff ##submission.copyrightStatement## http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0 2021-06-14 2021-06-14 10 2 1 12 10.37134/mrj.vol10.2.1.2021 Towards a Value Creation Model of Consumer Buying Behaviour in the Philippines Pop Music Industry https://ejournal.upsi.edu.my/index.php/MRJ/article/view/5075 <p style="text-align: justify;">Increasing competition in the Philippines pop music industry demanded an investigation on consumer buying behaviour. Therefore, the study aims to determine the influence of inner and outer stimuli on consumer buying behaviour. Accordingly, 284 music buyers were sampled using random sampling at two music stores in SM Baguio City, Philippines and surveyed using a questionnaire. Data were analyzed by using regression analysis. This research concludes that value creation exists in the decision-making process of consumers. Every consumer behavior is a result of the interaction of marketing stimuli, environmental stimuli and self identity. Value creation is very important not only for marketing purpose but also for a more favorable and satisfying product choice combination which will enhance the extent of realizing customer’s self value. And all these will contribute to the gross value creation for the society we live in.The researcher would like to recommend future researchers who wish to make further study of this subject to expand environmental stimuli to environmental factors outside marketing and constrict marketing stimuli to factors that are related to marketing and add more variables to be included that will show differences among the subjects or respondents. This may include social-economic factors, which can also be a significant predictor of consumer behavior in the music industry.</p> Jia Li ##submission.copyrightStatement## http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0 2021-07-21 2021-07-21 10 2 13 37 10.37134/mrj.vol10.2.2.2021 The influence of teacher leadership on the success of form six students in form six colleges in Central district of Perak https://ejournal.upsi.edu.my/index.php/MRJ/article/view/5385 <p style="text-align: justify;">This study is conducted to identify the influence of teacher leadership practices on student achievement among form six students. This study is quantitative in nature using questionnaires to collect data. The study sample involved a total of 123 form six students in several Form Six Colleges in the Central Perak District. Sample selection was made using a simple random sampling technique. Study data were analyzed descriptively and inferentially. Findings of the study showed that teacher leadership was at a high level (mean = 4.15, SP = 0.47) and the level of student achievement was also at a high level (mean = 4.07, SP = 0.43). Through Pearson Correlation analysis found that teacher leadership has a moderate positive relationship at a significant level with student achievement (r = .658 **, p = 0.002 &lt;.05). Through linear regression analysis found that teacher leadership has a moderate and significant influence on student achievement by 26.5% (R2 = .265, p=0.008 &lt;0.05). This study concludes that there is a significant influence of teacher leadership on student outcomes in moderation. The implications of this study suggest that teacher leadership needs to be strengthened to improve the outcomes of form six students.</p> Khalip Musa Mohd Khairi Md Akhir ##submission.copyrightStatement## http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0 2021-07-22 2021-07-22 10 2 37 48 10.37134/mrj.vol10.2.3.2021 Empowering Teachers’ Commitment: How Do Six Dimensions of Sustainable Leadership Play A Role? https://ejournal.upsi.edu.my/index.php/MRJ/article/view/5551 <p style="text-align: justify;">This study was conducted to examine the relationship between the six dimensions of sustainable leadership practices by principals with the level of commitment by secondary school teachers. The sample comprised 269 respondents who were school administrators including senior assistants, Heads of Departments, and secretaries from 8 secondary schools in the district of Lahad Datu. The researchers adapted a modified instrument based on the Sustainable Leadership Model while the Organisational Commitment Questionnaire was used to identify the level of teachers’ commitment. A pilot study was conducted and the Cronbach’s Alpha value indicated high consistency among the items in the questionnaire. Descriptive analysis was then conducted to determine the frequency of sustainable leadership dimensions practised by the principals. Inferential analysis of Pearson Correlation was also conducted to test the hypotheses. The results showed that teachers perceive principals’ sustainable leadership practices to be at a moderately high level. Furthermore, the six dimensions of sustainable leadership had a positive and significant relationship with the level of teachers’ commitment. These findings contribute to the development of sustainable leadership theory and organisational commitment within the educational environment. This suggests that significant attention should be placed on the aspect of sustainable leadership to increase the level of teachers’ commitment. The study also highlights the importance for principals to adopt a sustainable leadership style in administering and managing their schools so that the commitment of teachers can be enhanced and further achieve the vision and mission of the schools.</p> Richeal Phil Thien Kim How Mohd Zaki Ishak ##submission.copyrightStatement## http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0 2021-09-08 2021-09-08 10 2 49 64 10.37134/mrj.vol10.2.4.2021