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Identity and Intercultural Competence: Probing Student Experiences in Malaysian Campuses


Dalib, Syarizan and Harun, Minah and Yusof, Norhafezah (2017) Identity and Intercultural Competence: Probing Student Experiences in Malaysian Campuses. Jurnal Komunikasi = Malaysian Journal of Communication, 33 (3). pp. 107-124. ISSN 2289-151X

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Abstract

This study offers a Malaysian perspective on identity and intercultural competence.We examine how ethnically diverse students in Malaysian campuses make sense of their identities and intercultural competence. Using communication theory of identity as the underlying theoretical framework, we explore their discourse on identity and intercultural competence based on their experiences with cultural others.We collect data from in-depth interviews with selected participants. The study reveals two themes: the affiliation nature of identity and the dynamic nature of identity. The analysis contributes to enriching current understanding of intercultural competence that takes into account identity and intercultural experiences in Malaysia.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Intercultural competence, identity, culture, in-depth interviews, diversity
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PL Languages and literatures of Eastern Asia, Africa, Oceania
Divisions: School of Multimedia Technology & Communication
Depositing User: Mrs. Norazmilah Yaakub
Date Deposited: 15 Feb 2018 01:19
Last Modified: 15 Feb 2018 01:19
URI: http://repo.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/23275

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