Gilligan-In-Action: Assisting undergraduates' holistic development through the element of care

Authors

  • Saadi Ahmad Kamaruddin
  • Muhammad Noor Abdul Aziz
  • Nasyrul Hakim Zahir
  • Nadzatul Fariha Abd Rasid
  • Rosna Awang-Hashim

Keywords:

Gilligan, Care, Holistic development, Undergraduates

Abstract

The millennial generation might lack the understanding of relationships and care in the effort to develop holistically during their period of learning in the university. As such, this article probes into students’ voices in understanding their predicaments faced during the times of pandemic and how Gilligan’s perspectives can assist them in facing life struggles as a student. The researchers conducted a preliminary analysis before having a semi structured interviews with ten purposively selected students who voluntarily participated in this case study. The interview transcripts were carefully transcribed and coded before generating meaningful themes that could highlight the needs of the students. The emerging themes from the study suggest that students were struggling with financial issues, emotional well-being at home, assignment loads and house chores The implication of this study can aid various university department and entities namely the students’ affairs department, the student’s council and respective course instructors in embedding the element of care and positive relationships in dealing with undergraduates.

Author Biographies

Saadi Ahmad Kamaruddin

School of Quantitative Science, Universiti Utara Malaysia

Muhammad Noor Abdul Aziz

School of Education, Universiti Utara Malaysia

Nasyrul Hakim Zahir

School of Languages, Civilization and Philosophy, Universiti Utara Malaysia

Nadzatul Fariha Abd Rasid

School of Languages, Civilization and Philosophy, Universiti Utara Malaysia

Rosna Awang-Hashim

School of Education, Universiti Utara Malaysia

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Published

2022-08-31

How to Cite

Kamaruddin, S. A. ., Abdul Aziz, M. N., Zahir, N. H. ., Abd Rasid, N. F. ., & Awang-Hashim, R. . (2022). Gilligan-In-Action: Assisting undergraduates’ holistic development through the element of care. Journal of Contemporary Social Science and Education Studies (JOCSSES), 2(2), 1–9. Retrieved from http://jocss.com/index.php/multidiscipline/article/view/116

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