Predicting debt burden status among Malaysia civil servants

  • Mohamad Fazli Sabri Universiti Putra Malaysia
  • Nuranini Abdullah Universiti Putra Malaysia
  • Husniyah Abdul Rahim Universiti Putra Malaysia
  • Mohamad Amim Othman Universiti Putra Malaysia
  • Ahmad Hariza Hashim Universiti Putra Malaysia


Under the pressure of high inflation and cost of living, concerns have arisen over the debt problem among civil servants in Malaysia. Therefore, this paper aims to investigate the determinants of debt burden status within a civil servants sample. Questionnaires were distributed using multi-stage random sampling method. A total of 600 respondents were collected. Results from logistic regression showed several significant predictors of debt burden status, namely savings to income ratio, financial status, and income adequacies. This study outlined predictors of debt burden status among Malaysian civil servants, providing civil servants some ideas to counter debt issues which have been prevalent for a long time.

How to Cite
SABRI, Mohamad Fazli et al. Predicting debt burden status among Malaysia civil servants. Journal of Emerging Economies and Islamic Research, [S.l.], v. 7, n. 3, p. 1-11, sep. 2019. ISSN 2289-2559. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 13 july 2020. doi: