Racial unity and national integration; a case study in three institution in East Malaysia

Nur-Raffida Abdillah, (2008) Racial unity and national integration; a case study in three institution in East Malaysia. Universiti Malaysia Sabah. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

This study has been conducted in three universities in east Malaysia which is Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS), Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS), and Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM), Kota Samarahan branch. The main objective of this study is to observe the racial unity and national integration level among the three universities besides to determine the national service programme, Program Latihan Khidmat Negara (PLKN) effectiveness. From this study, a research about whether if there exist significant different between the respondents who have attended the programme and respondents who never attended the programme mean can be conducted. Apart from that, this study also observes the importance of the national language as a major factor for racial unity and national integration. Data from questionnaires were analyzed using descriptive method, factor analysis, and ANOVA. From the result of this research, there is no significantly different between means core of respondents that have attended the PLKN programme from those who have never attended. Beside of that, the study of this research also reveals that language is not a major aspect for racial unity. From factor analysis, interaction in campus can be summarize in to five main factors which is social activities, virtual interaction, casual activity, cultural activity and informal activity. Whereas academic interaction can be divide into two main factors namely formal and informal. Initially ethnics' tolerance have 33 items can be summarize into only II factors.

Item Type: Academic Exercise
Uncontrolled Keywords: racial unity, natioanl integration level, university, PLKN
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
Divisions: SCHOOL > School of Science and Technology
Depositing User: Unnamed user with email storage.bpmlib@ums.edu.my
Date Deposited: 04 Mar 2016 02:41
Last Modified: 27 Oct 2017 09:33
URI: http://eprints.ums.edu.my/id/eprint/12935

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