Tracing ethnic socialisation of Chinese in Malaysia to Chinese-medium school

Ting, Su Hie and Lee, Diana Phooi-Yan (2016) Tracing ethnic socialisation of Chinese in Malaysia to Chinese-medium school. Global Chinese, 2 (2). pp. 163-187. ISSN 2199-4382

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Abstract

The study examined the ethnic socialisation by comparing the influences of the family and school on the development of ethnic identity'The participants were 397 Malaysians of Chinese descent with Malay, Chinese and English educational backgrounds. Familial ethnic socialisation was moderate and similar for the three groups. They were similar in the resolution and affirmation dimensions of their ethnic identity. The role of Chinese-medium school in ethnic socialisation is evident in the greater exploration of ethnicity by the Chinese-educated participants. This group also valued Chinese-medium education and the Chinese language, Chinese name and Chinese festivals as markers of Chinese identity. However, the other tvvo groups did not believe in marking their Chinese identity. Considering that ethnicised identity is a given in Malaysia, the findings suggest that the Chinese who did not have Chinese educational background may be migrating from Chinese ethnicity to notion of the Malaysian race (Bangsa Malaysia.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Ethnic socialisation, Chinese-medium primary school, familial ethnic socialisation, unimas, university, universiti, Borneo, Malaysia, Sarawak, Kuching, Samarahan, ipta, education, research, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak.
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Language Studies & Communication Studies
Depositing User: Gani
Date Deposited: 12 Feb 2018 04:37
Last Modified: 12 Feb 2018 04:37
URI: http://ir.unimas.my/id/eprint/19650

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