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A comparison of family communication and institutional communication of boarding school students and juveniles in Malaysia


Omar, Nuredayu and Mustaffa, Che Su and Nordin, Munif Zariruddin Fikri (2007) A comparison of family communication and institutional communication of boarding school students and juveniles in Malaysia. Journal of Intercultural Communication Studies (ICS), 16 (3). pp. 72-89.

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Abstract

This paper examines the implications of family communication and institutional communication among Malaysian boarding school students and juveniles. In this study, a total of 699 respondents from boarding schools and 438 juveniles were surveyed to ascertain the differences in their family communication pattern and institutional (teacher/ward) communication experience. Family communication and institutional communication were assessed using Ritchie and Fitzpatrick’s (1990) Revised Family Communication Pattern Scale (RFCP), a self report instrument designed to measure socio-oriented and concept-oriented dimensions. An assessment of family communication and institutional communication data showed that both Malaysian family and institutional members (teachers) are more concept-oriented in their communication process either with their children or their students. However, there is a significant difference between communication dimension practices by the boarding school teachers and juvenile-institution wards. The findings also indicated that family communication and institutional communication have a positive relationship with the emotional spiritual quotient (ESQ).

Item Type: Article
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
Divisions: College of Arts and Sciences
Depositing User: Prof. Dr. Che Su Mustaffa
Date Deposited: 21 Feb 2011 00:54
Last Modified: 21 Feb 2011 00:54
URI: http://repo.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/2236

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