Proceedings of the 1st Aceh Global Conference (AGC 2018)

The Effects of Assimilation on Ethnic Identity among Malays of Acehnese Descendent in Malaysia

Authors
Khairulyadi Khairulyadi, Khairun Nisa
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Khairulyadi Khairulyadi
Available Online January 2019.
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https://doi.org/10.2991/agc-18.2019.39How to use a DOI?
Keywords
assimilation, ethnic identity, Malays of Acehnese descendent
Abstract

This study empirically assesses the degree of assimilation and its implications on ethnic identification. It also examines the relational interplay of cultural assimilation, structural assimilation and marital assimilation to ethnic identification. The data of this study was derived from a questionnaire survey of 200 Malays of Acehnese descendent in Malaysia. The findings indicate that there is a high degree of assimilation with a moderate loss of ethnic identification. Furthermore, the findings of the study also show that structural assimilation positively and significantly related to cultural assimilation and marital assimilation, whereas cultural assimilation, structural assimilation, and marital assimilation are negatively and significantly correlated with ethnic identification. The study finds that marital assimilation is playing a pivotal intervening role in reducing the degree of ethnic identification.

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Volume Title
Proceedings of the 1st Aceh Global Conference (AGC 2018)
Series
Advances in Social Science, Education and Humanities Research
Publication Date
January 2019
ISBN
978-94-6252-644-0
ISSN
2352-5398
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/agc-18.2019.39How to use a DOI?
Copyright
© 2018, the Authors. Published by Atlantis Press.
Open Access
This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/).

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