Journal of Social Sciences

Modelling Political Support among Women with Political Actors in Northern States

Zaherawati Zakaria, Kamarudin Ngah, Jamaludin Mustaffa, Nazni Noordin, Mohd Zool Hilmie Mohamed Sawal and Zuriawati Zakaria

DOI : 10.3844/jssp.2012.104.108

Journal of Social Sciences

Volume 8, Issue 1

Pages 104-108

Abstract

Problem statement: Women in Asia are making their mark with distinct styles of leadership, but have a long way to go to reach the critical mass needed to level a political playing field that remains much easier for men to take part. Yet far from being included in the decision-making process, women find themselves under-represented in political institutions. Approach: Numerous challenges confront women entering politics. Many feel that Malaysian society is still male dominated and men are threatened by the idea of women holding senior posts. Thus the objective of this study tries to identify the model of political support of women by looking at relationship with political parties in the northern states. The result of findings shows that there is a significant relationship between them. Results: The recommendations were proposed such as women should be more participate in political parties activities from the women wings from the grass-root and women representatives should be given more opportunities in voice their idea as men in political arena. Conclusion: In future research, political parties and government should open widely the platform for women active in politics and give them an opportunity to exercise the political power as men earned in decision-making process.

Copyright

© 2012 Zaherawati Zakaria, Kamarudin Ngah, Jamaludin Mustaffa, Nazni Noordin, Mohd Zool Hilmie Mohamed Sawal and Zuriawati Zakaria. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.