Eksplorasi adaptasi antarabudaya pelajar melayu di Australia dan United Kingdom

Translated title of the contribution: The exploration of the intercultural adaptation of malay students in Australia and United Kingdom

Abdul Latiff Ahmad, Mohd Nazri Mohd Noh, Emma Mirza Wati Mohamad, Rusyda Helma Mohd, Ali Salman, Latiffah Pawanteh

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Abstract

The aim of this study is to study the cultural adaptation process underwent by Malay students who pursued their post-graduate studies, either Masters degree or PhD in Australia and United Kingdom. The focus of this research is on the difference in culture and lifestyles as students overseas. The U-Curve model (Lysgaard, 1955) was used as the basis of this study. The model focuses on the early adaptation (honeymoon stage), culture shock stage, adjustment stage and lastly, mastery. Four focus groups were conducted on postgraduate Malay students studying in Australia and United Kingdom. The main findings stated that the students do not necessarily go through the honeymoon stage as during the early adaptation process they were more focused on trying to adapt and learning how to adapt. They did not get to enjoy as much in the beginning. Although there were challenges faced as Muslims overseas, the students were able to practice theur Muslim faith well as people from the host countries are now more exposed to the teachings of Islam.

Original languageMalay
Pages (from-to)389-403
Number of pages15
JournalJurnal Komunikasi: Malaysian Journal of Communication
Volume31
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2015

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