Influencing factors of ethnic tolerance among multiethnic youths

Abdul Razak Ahmad, Abdul Aziz Abdul Rahman, Mohd Mahzan Awang, Fong Peng Chew

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Abstract

This study aims at investigating the contributing factors of ethnic tolerance among multiethnic youths. The following four factors were identified in this study: socioenvironment, socioparticipation, knowledge, and practices of patriotism. Ethnic tolerance can be defined as ethnic relationships and the unity among myriad ethnic groups who practice a variety of cultures, religions, and lifestyles which are different from each other, and who can live together without feeling prejudiced at each other. Ethnic tolerance also refers to the concept of integration in the context of ethnic diversity in the multiethnic society in Malaysia (Syamsul Amri, 2012). This survey included 2600 multiethnic youth aged between 19 and 29 years in Malaysia, which comprises the Peninsular area (n = 1600), as well as Sabah and Sarawak (n = 1000). The peninsular zone was divided into four zones, namely north, south, east, and west. A set of questionnaires was used for data collection. A pilot study was carried out before data collection. Cronbach’s alpha results indicate that the items for all constructs are valid and can be used (0.806 and 0.953). The results from this study revealed that all factors had a significant relationship toward racial tolerance. Detailed findings show that socioparticipation is the largest contributor to tolerance (34.4%), followed by knowledge, practices, and socioenvironment. Hence, all parties have to work together to organize activities that can enhance the friendship relationships between different races. Integrity, moral, and empathy should be used by every individual in learning and practicing tolerance. The importance of tolerance as a social value cannot be understated in the life of a harmonious society.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIssues and Trends in Interdisciplinary Behavior and Social Science - Proceedings of the 6th International Congress on Interdisciplinary Behavior and Social Sciences, ICIBSoS 2017
EditorsFord Lumban Gaol, Fonny Hutagalung, Fong Peng Chew
PublisherCRC Press/Balkema
Pages89-96
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)9781138553804
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2018
Event6th International Congress on Interdisciplinary Behavior and Social Sciences, ICIBSoS 2017 - Bali, Indonesia
Duration: 22 Jul 201723 Jul 2017

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Other6th International Congress on Interdisciplinary Behavior and Social Sciences, ICIBSoS 2017
CountryIndonesia
CityBali
Period22/7/1723/7/17

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tolerance
Malaysia
group practice
patriotism
empathy
friendship
integrity
ethnic group
Religion
questionnaire
learning
Values

Keywords

  • Knowledge
  • Multiethnic youth
  • Patriotism
  • Socioenvironment
  • Socioparticipation
  • Tolerance

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Sociology and Political Science

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Ahmad, A. R., Rahman, A. A. A., Awang, M. M., & Chew, F. P. (2018). Influencing factors of ethnic tolerance among multiethnic youths. In F. L. Gaol, F. Hutagalung, & F. P. Chew (Eds.), Issues and Trends in Interdisciplinary Behavior and Social Science - Proceedings of the 6th International Congress on Interdisciplinary Behavior and Social Sciences, ICIBSoS 2017 (pp. 89-96). CRC Press/Balkema.

Influencing factors of ethnic tolerance among multiethnic youths. / Ahmad, Abdul Razak; Rahman, Abdul Aziz Abdul; Awang, Mohd Mahzan; Chew, Fong Peng.

Issues and Trends in Interdisciplinary Behavior and Social Science - Proceedings of the 6th International Congress on Interdisciplinary Behavior and Social Sciences, ICIBSoS 2017. ed. / Ford Lumban Gaol; Fonny Hutagalung; Fong Peng Chew. CRC Press/Balkema, 2018. p. 89-96.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Ahmad, AR, Rahman, AAA, Awang, MM & Chew, FP 2018, Influencing factors of ethnic tolerance among multiethnic youths. in FL Gaol, F Hutagalung & FP Chew (eds), Issues and Trends in Interdisciplinary Behavior and Social Science - Proceedings of the 6th International Congress on Interdisciplinary Behavior and Social Sciences, ICIBSoS 2017. CRC Press/Balkema, pp. 89-96, 6th International Congress on Interdisciplinary Behavior and Social Sciences, ICIBSoS 2017, Bali, Indonesia, 22/7/17.
Ahmad AR, Rahman AAA, Awang MM, Chew FP. Influencing factors of ethnic tolerance among multiethnic youths. In Gaol FL, Hutagalung F, Chew FP, editors, Issues and Trends in Interdisciplinary Behavior and Social Science - Proceedings of the 6th International Congress on Interdisciplinary Behavior and Social Sciences, ICIBSoS 2017. CRC Press/Balkema. 2018. p. 89-96
Ahmad, Abdul Razak ; Rahman, Abdul Aziz Abdul ; Awang, Mohd Mahzan ; Chew, Fong Peng. / Influencing factors of ethnic tolerance among multiethnic youths. Issues and Trends in Interdisciplinary Behavior and Social Science - Proceedings of the 6th International Congress on Interdisciplinary Behavior and Social Sciences, ICIBSoS 2017. editor / Ford Lumban Gaol ; Fonny Hutagalung ; Fong Peng Chew. CRC Press/Balkema, 2018. pp. 89-96
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