Year 2019, Volume 5 , Issue 14, Pages 1161 - 1170 2019-09-15


Najib Saif Mubarak AL Aghbas [1] , Mohd Faizal Bin Kasmani [2] , Rozita Binti Abdullah [3]

This paper highlights the social identity negotiation of Yemeni post graduate students in Malaysian based on Tajfel and Turner social identity theory. One of the reasons that drive Yemenis to Malaysia to further their studies is due to social and religious closeness. Whether Yemenis really benefit from cultural and religious remain unknown because, the issue Yemeni students social and cultural experiences in Malaysia remains underrepresented. Thus, this study aims to explore Yemeni students and their social integration into the Malaysian society. The study was conducted in four public Malaysian universities namely, using qualitative methods approach. There were 30 interviewers for this study which took one-year time and 20 Yemenis post graduate students participated. The study revealed three salient identities among Yemenis in Malaysia which are: clear identity, ambivalent identity and transit identity. The findings show that some of these students appeared to be inclined to their own Yemeni identity, while some of them were inclined to Muslim identity. And few students seem to have transit identity. Further, the study reveals few examples of successful Yemen integration into the Malay community.
Yemeni students, ambivalent identity, transit identity
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Primary Language ar
Subjects Social
Journal Section Articles

Author: Najib Saif Mubarak AL Aghbas
Country: Malaysia

Author: Mohd Faizal Bin Kasmani
Country: Malaysia

Author: Rozita Binti Abdullah
Country: Malaysia


Publication Date : September 15, 2019

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