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Mohd Onn Rashdi Abdul Patah

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Mohd Onn Rashdi Abd Patah started his PhD at the Institute for Employment Research (IER), the University of Warwick, UK in February 2013 and was awarded his PhD in Employment Research in July 2018. In his research, he focused on the career aspirations and opportunity structures of local Malaysian middle managers in the hotel industry, particularly their patterns of work experiences, education & training systems, and work related issues that influence career progression decisions and career development strategy.

He completed his BSc. in Foodservice Management and MSc. in Hotel Management both at Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM) Malaysia. He has been working as a lecturer at the university since 2001. He was the Head for Hospitality and Tourism Centre of Studies at Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM) in Terengganu, Malaysia before embarking on his PhD study at IER. Mohd Onn is now currently appointed as the General Manager of Hotel UiTM Shah Alam, Selangor (Training Hotel), Malaysia.

Research Interest

Employment relation, human capital development, workplace education and training, career advancement, employee behaviour, employee well-being.


Selected Publications

Patah, M.O.R.A., Mohamed, M., Abdullah, R., Zahari, M.S.M., & Radzi, S.M. (2010). Workplace Bullying Experiences, Emotional Dissonance and Subsequent Intentions to Pursue a Career in the Hospitality Industry, Journal of Global Business and Economics (JGBE), 1(1), pp. 15-27.

Yusoff, N.M., Patah, M.O.R.A., Musa, M., Khalid, K., & Abdullah, R. (2010). "Visit Malaysia Year 2007" News Coverage: Content Analysis of Two Malaysian Daily Newspapers, Interdisciplinary Journal of Contemporary Research in Business (IJCRB), 1(9), pp. 193-211.

Patah, M.O.R.A., Zain, R.A., Abdullah, D., & Radzi, S.M. (2009). An Empirical Investigation on the Influences of Psychological Empowerment and Overall Job Satisfaction on Employee Loyalty: The Case of Malaysian Front Office Receptionists, Journal of Tourism, Hospitality and Culinary Arts (JTHCA), 1(3), pp. 43-62.

Patah, M.O.R.A., Radzi, S.M., Abdullah, R., Zain, R.A., Adzmy, A., & Derani, N. (2009). The influence of psychological empowerment on overall job satisfaction of front office receptionists, International Journal of Business and Management, 4(11), pp. 167-176.

Patah, M.O.R.A., Nor, K.M., & Issa, Z. M. (2009). Food Safety Attitude of Culinary Arts Based Students in Public and Private Higher Learning Institutions (IPT), International Education Studies (IES), 2(4), pp. 168-178.

Abdullah, R., Patah, M.O.R.A., Karim, N.A., Jusoff, K., Zahari, H. & Sekaran, G. K. (2009). The Linkage of Employee Satisfaction and Loyalty in Hotel Industry in Klang Valley, Malaysia, International Journal of Business and Management (IJBM), 4, pp. 152-160.

Selected Conference Proceedings

Zahari, M.S.M., Patah, M.O.R.A., Radzi, S.M., Othman, Z., & Ismail, H. (2010). Tipping: Has it Becoming Prevalent Norms in Malaysia Hospitality Industry? In Proceedings of 4th Tourism Outlook & 3rd International Tourism Studies Association Conference: Faculty of Hotel and Tourism UiTM and International Tourism Studies Association.

Patah, M.O.R.A., Nawawi, W.N.W., & Radzi, S.M. (2010). Verbal Aggression Encounters and Workplace Bullying Experiences: Consequences on Hotel Trainees' Emotional Dissonance. In Proceedings of 2nd Terengganu International Business and Economics Conference 2010 (TiBEC II): Faculty of Business Management, UiTM Terengganu.

Patah, F. A., Patah, M.O.R.A., Radzi, S.M., & Talib, S.A. (2010). Customers’ Patronizing Intention in Ramadan: The Influence of Hotel Brand and Iftar Menu Price. In Proceedings of 2010 National Postgraduate Seminar (NAPAS 2010): Institute of Graduate Studies (IGS), UiTM.

Abdullah, D., Patah, M.O.R.A., Radzi, S.M., & Jamaluddin, M.R. (2010). Hotel Website Evaluation and Business Travelers' Preferences. In Proceedings of 2nd International Conference and Education Technology and Computer (ICETC): IEEE.

Patah, M.O.R.A., Saien, S., Abdullah, D., Saber, J.M., Radzi, S.M., & Zahari, M.S.M. (2010). Sexual Harassment Experiences and Its influence on Hospitality Students’ Career Entry Decisions. In Proceedings of Regional Seminar - Science Technology & Social Sciences (STSS) 2010: UiTM Pahang

Zahari, M.S.M., Patah, M.O.R.A., Muhammad, R., Othman, Z., & Jamaluddin, M.R. (2010). Modernization and Ethnic Festival Food. In Proceedings of International Conference on Business and Economic Research (ICBER): Global Research Agency.

Patah, M.O.R.A., Mohamed, M., Abdullah, R., Zahari, M.S.M., & Radzi, S.M. (2009). Workplace Bullying Experiences, Emotional Dissonance and Subsequent Intention to Pursue a Career in Hospitality Industry. In Proceedings of International Conference on Business and Economics Research (ICBER): Global Research Agency.