Profiles, Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Other Characteristics A Case of Malaysian Government Retirees

Khulida Kirana Yahya, Johanim Johari, Zurina Adnan, Mohd Faizal Mohd Isa, Zulkiflee Daud


By the year 2020, Malaysia will be an ageing society ignited by the expected increase of senior citizens to 2.71 million. This
group consists mainly of the government retirees, who have reached their mandatory retirement age of 56 years old. The
objectives of this study are twofold. First, this paper examines the profiles of the Malaysian government retirees and
second, to identify the current knowledge, skills, abilities, and other characteristics (KSAOs) they have. To elicit findings,
a total of 1609 questionnaires were compiled and analyzed using SPSS. Findings indicate that most of the retirees have
acquired numerous KSAOs throughout their years of service, especially in the area that relates to their tasks and
responsibilities. However, once they have retired, these retirees are unable to harness their invaluable KSAOs for the
country’s development. It is therefore of paramount importance for the government to develop a proper means for these
retirees to utilize their KSAOs. Recommendations emphasize several policy guidelines and activiti

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