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Malaysian adolescents’ moral awareness and cultural conformity : some implications for today’s educational management

Abd Hamid, Siti Rafiah and Nik Abdul Rahman, Nik Suryani and Ismail, Khamsiah and Rais, Haniza (2018) Malaysian adolescents’ moral awareness and cultural conformity : some implications for today’s educational management. Al Shajarah: Journal of the International Institute of Islamic Thought and Civilization (ISTAC), Special Issue: Education 2018. pp. 131-153. ISSN 1394-6870

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Abstract

It has been reported in printed and electronic media that moral decadency among Malaysian adolescents is on the rise. Such decadency is attributed by a host of “nature versus nurture” debatable factors. This study aims at describing the moral awareness and cultural conformity of Malaysian adolescents. A questionnaire was administered on 200 respondents. Preliminary findings indicated that the respondents’ conformed positively to their cultural expectations (M= 3.92; SD= .92) and have positive moral awareness is (M = 4.40; SD = .85). These findings were perceived instrumental to the current classroom managements, school counseling services and choice of parenting styles in Malaysia.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 794/70934
Uncontrolled Keywords: Malaysian Adolescents, Moral Decadency, Moral Awareness, Cultural Conformity, School Counseling
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology > BF697 Differential psychology. Individuality. Self
L Education > L Education (General)
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Education
Kulliyyah of Education > Department of Educational Psychology & Counseling
Depositing User: Dr Siti Rafiah Abd Hamid
Date Deposited: 08 Mar 2019 11:21
Last Modified: 12 Jul 2019 15:50
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/70934

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