Mean analysis of student's levels of knowledge, understanding and acceptance towards provisions of Islam and Malay in federal constitution from the perspective of ethnic relation in Malaysia

Nazri Muslim, Wan Zulkifli Wan Hasan, Jamsari Alias, Norazila Mat

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The objective of this study is to analyse the knowledge, comprehension and acceptance levels among students of Public Higher Learning Institute (IPTA) towards Provisions of Islam and Malay in the Federal Constitution in the context of ethnic relation in Malaysia. This study involved 800 respondents who were selected from four IPTAs. Data of the study were obtained from analysed surveys using SPSS programme. Descriptive statistic such as frequency and percentage were used for describing respondent's background while mean analysis and standard deviation were used for evaluating level of student's knowledge, comprehension and acceptance towards provisions of Islam and Malay. Result of the study indicates that the level of student's knowledge, understanding and acceptance towards provisions of Islam and Malay in the constitution is high, in overall. However there is significant difference in level of knowledge, understanding and acceptance according to Malay, Chinese and Indian ethnics. Based on the findings of this study several proposals regarding the provisions of Malay and Islam have been brought forward.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)345-358
Number of pages14
JournalWorld Applied Sciences Journal
Volume22
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013

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Keywords

  • Ethnic
  • Federal Constitution
  • Malaysia
  • Provision of Islam
  • Provision of Malay

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