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      Multicultural Awareness and Urban Communities: Validating a multicultural awareness scale

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      Journal of ASIAN Behavioural Studies

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          Cultural misunderstanding, conflict, difßculties, anxiety or uncertainty   is stipulated due to contrast expectation, unwillingness to compromise   or the different ways of life orientation. Present study aims to validate a scale to determine the extent multicultural awareness among multiethnic society of Malaysia. A key ßnding indicated that, the instruments are walid and reliable in assessing level of cultural awareness among multicultural society of Malaysia using part-time post-graduate students’ samples from a public higher education institution. Multicultural awareness is vital to lessen ethnocentrism, racism and stereotyping in building a harmonious interracial interactions and integration. Keywords: Intercultural Relations; Awareness; Multiethnic Society eISSN 251T-7528 © 2017 The Author. Published for AMER ABRA by e-International Publishing House, Ltd., UK. This is an open-access article under the CC BY-NC-ND license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/T.0/). Peer–review under responsibility of AMER (Association of Malaysian Environment-Behaviour Researchers), ABRA (Association of Behavioural Researchers on Asians) and cE-Bs (Centre for Environment-Behaviour Studies), Faculty of Architecture, Planning & Surveying, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia.

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          Journal of ASIAN Behavioural Studies
          jABs
          e-IPH Ltd.
          2514-7528
          October 21 2017
          November 04 2017
          : 2
          : 5
          : 45
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          10.21834/jabs.v2i5.218
          © 2017

          This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 Unported License. To view a copy of this license, visit https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/

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