Challenges in the social environment landscape: Readiness of youth in embracing diversity

Sulaiman M. Yassin, Dzuhailmi Dahalan, Haslinda Abdullah, Ismi Arif Ismail, Azimi Hamzah, Nobaya Ahmad, Fazilah Idris, Wendy Yee Mei Tien, Banyan Serit

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Abstract

This article discusses the readiness of youth of various races in Malaysia to celebrate diversity in the daily social landscape of society. Youth are at the forefront in facing the challenges of addressing diversity in a multicultural community. The readiness of youth to face diversity is measured using questionnaires. This study involves a total of 600 respondents from secondary schools and higher education institutions. The results showed that generally, the level of respondents' readiness to accept diversity was high. There were significant differences found in terms of gender, ethnicity and residential locations in which the respondents had their upbringing. The findings were consistent with findings from earlier studies.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)11-20
Number of pages10
JournalPertanika Journal of Social Science and Humanities
Volume21
Issue numberJuly
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2013

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Keywords

  • Diversity
  • Social environment
  • Youth readiness

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  • Arts and Humanities(all)
  • Business, Management and Accounting(all)
  • Economics, Econometrics and Finance(all)
  • Social Sciences(all)

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Yassin, S. M., Dahalan, D., Abdullah, H., Ismail, I. A., Hamzah, A., Ahmad, N., ... Serit, B. (2013). Challenges in the social environment landscape: Readiness of youth in embracing diversity. Pertanika Journal of Social Science and Humanities, 21(July), 11-20.

Challenges in the social environment landscape : Readiness of youth in embracing diversity. / Yassin, Sulaiman M.; Dahalan, Dzuhailmi; Abdullah, Haslinda; Ismail, Ismi Arif; Hamzah, Azimi; Ahmad, Nobaya; Idris, Fazilah; Tien, Wendy Yee Mei; Serit, Banyan.

In: Pertanika Journal of Social Science and Humanities, Vol. 21, No. July, 01.07.2013, p. 11-20.

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Yassin, SM, Dahalan, D, Abdullah, H, Ismail, IA, Hamzah, A, Ahmad, N, Idris, F, Tien, WYM & Serit, B 2013, 'Challenges in the social environment landscape: Readiness of youth in embracing diversity', Pertanika Journal of Social Science and Humanities, vol. 21, no. July, pp. 11-20.
Yassin SM, Dahalan D, Abdullah H, Ismail IA, Hamzah A, Ahmad N et al. Challenges in the social environment landscape: Readiness of youth in embracing diversity. Pertanika Journal of Social Science and Humanities. 2013 Jul 1;21(July):11-20.
Yassin, Sulaiman M. ; Dahalan, Dzuhailmi ; Abdullah, Haslinda ; Ismail, Ismi Arif ; Hamzah, Azimi ; Ahmad, Nobaya ; Idris, Fazilah ; Tien, Wendy Yee Mei ; Serit, Banyan. / Challenges in the social environment landscape : Readiness of youth in embracing diversity. In: Pertanika Journal of Social Science and Humanities. 2013 ; Vol. 21, No. July. pp. 11-20.
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