—By and large, Malaysians associate themselves
with certain ethnic identities. Such identification is clearly
visible in most Malaysian public universities. This paper
relates Malaysian Malay and Chinese public universities
students’ ethnic identification to their ethnic socialization
experiences. Focus group discussions with Malay and Chinese
students were conducted in four Malaysian public universities.
Outcomes from the focus group discussions reveal the roles of
cultural and competition socialization experiences in
constructing the students ethnic identity. These ethnic
socialization experiences played an important role in
constructing ethnic consciousness among the students.
—Ethnic, ethnic identity, ethnic socialization
Chin Yee Mun is with the Department of General Studies, Faculty of
Creative Industries, Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman, Petaling Jaya,
Selangor, Malaysia (e-mail: email@example.com)
Cite:Chin Yee Mun, "Ethnic Socialization: A Case of Malaysian Malay and
Chinese Public Universities Students Experiences," International Journal of Social Science and Humanity vol. 3, no. 6, pp. 582-585, 2013.