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Shared cultural characteristics similarities in Malaysia’s multi-ethnic society


Abu Bakar, Hassan and Mohamad, Bahtiar and Halim, Haslina and Subramaniam, Chandrakantan and Choo, Ling Suan (2018) Shared cultural characteristics similarities in Malaysia’s multi-ethnic society. Journal of Intercultural Communication Research, 47 (3). pp. 243-267. ISSN 1747-5759

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Abstract

The dimension of cultural characteristics is essentially ignored by the growing literature on organizational diversity, focusing on demographic diversity and general perceived similarity instead. This study aims to identify the similarities in cultural characteristics among ethnic groups in Malaysia. Ergo, conducted within the context of interethnic relations in Malaysia based on a phenomenographic approach; thence, found four categories namely the community embeddedness, the survival culture, the conformity culture and the respect culture. These exemplify the interethnic relations based on cultural characteristics and norms similarities. The cultural characteristics similarities between major ethnics in Malaysia in this study are indications of dynamic and interactive exchange occurring between ethnics. The consequences of these findings are discussed and elaborated in this article.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Cultural characteristics, interethnic relations, similarities, multiethnic
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
Divisions: School of Multimedia Technology & Communication
Depositing User: Mrs. Norazmilah Yaakub
Date Deposited: 29 Jan 2019 06:27
Last Modified: 29 Jan 2019 06:27
URI: http://repo.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/25525

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