• RABEAH ADAWIYAH BAHARUDIN Faculty of Social Science and Humanity, The National University of Malaysia, Selangor, Malaysia.
  • SAKAWI ZAINI Faculty of Social Science and Humanity, The National University of Malaysia, Selangor, Malaysia.
  • ABDUL MALEK JALALUDDIN Faculty of Social Science and Humanity, The National University of Malaysia, Selangor, Malaysia.
  • ABBAS AZLAN Faculty of Social Science and Humanity, The National University of Malaysia, Selangor, Malaysia.


climate change, adaptation, engagement, systematic literature review


Various adaptation and mitigation studies have been conducted on climate change issues. Nevertheless, studies on the engagement of climate change adaptation have been well-received due to the inconsistent themes used in the studies. Therefore, this study aimed to obtain research scenarios related to the engagement towards the adaptation of climate change. The SCOPUS database was used to collect the data. A systematic literature review (N = 14) was performed, focusing on the inclusion criteria and findings related to climate change adaptation. The evidence showed that perception, understanding, behavior, awareness, experience, motivation, intention, knowledge, and attitude were involved to show engagement in climate change adaptation. The results of the analysis also showed that relevant research was critical to aid policymakers, and an increase of knowledge in the field of research. An appropriate method for future studies is to combine quantitative and qualitative methods. Therefore, it can be concluded that this study can help researchers to further develop future studies by identifying the contribution of knowledge and gaps in past studies.


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How to Cite

BAHARUDIN, R. A., ZAINI, S., JALALUDDIN, A. M., & AZLAN, A. (2021). ENGAGEMENT TOWARDS CLIMATE CHANGE ADAPTATION: A SYSTEMATIC REVIEW. Quantum Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities, 2(3), 43–57. Retrieved from https://qjssh.com/index.php/qjssh/article/view/69