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    • ISSN: 2010-3689
    • Frequency: Bimonthly (2011-2014); Monthly (Since 2015)
    • DOI: 10.18178/IJIET
    • Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Dr. Steve Thatcher
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Editor-in-chief
Prof. Dr. Steve Thatcher
University of South Australia, Australia
It is my honor to be the editor-in-chief of IJIET. The journal publishes good papers which focous on the advanced researches in the field of information and education technology. Hopefully, IJIET will become a recognized journal among the scholars in the filed of information and education technology.
IJIET 2014 Vol.4(3): 244-248 ISSN: 2010-3689
DOI: 10.7763/IJIET.2014.V4.406

The Prejudice of Bajau: From Own and Others Ethnic Perspective: A Preliminary Study in Sabah

Lailawati Binti Madlan, Chua Bee Seok, Jasmin Adela Mutang, Shamsul Amri Baharudin, and Ho Cheah Joo
Abstract—The purpose of the study is to identify prejudices among government and private worker toward the ethnic of Bajau in Malaysia, especially in Sabah state. A total of 22 workers from government and private agency were invited to join this study. In-depth interview had been used to investigate perception of Bajau towards own ethnic and perception of others ethnic toward Bajau. From analysis, ethnic groups identify themselves according three major aspects, which are 1) attitude and behavior, 2) physical and appearance, 3) culture. The conclusion from these research, the understanding from others ethnic groups toward Bajau is on the lesser side, but there are some of the factors that match the perception of Bajau toward themselves, such as Bajau is or rude natured. This might be due to the less understanding from others ethnic or the disappearing traditional culture of Bajau.

Index Terms—Prejudice, Bajau ethnic, government, private agency.

Lailawati Madlan, Chua Bee Seok, Jasmin Adela Mutang, and Ho Cheah Joo are with Psychology and Social Health Research Unit, School of Psychology, Universiti Malaysia Sabah, Malaysia (e-mail: laila@ums.edu.my; chuabs@ums.edu.my; jasmine@ums.edu.my; hocj14@gmail.com).
Shamsul Amri Baharudin is with Director Institute of Ethnic Studies (KITA), Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (e-mail: abshamsul@gmail.com).

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Cite: Lailawati Binti Madlan, Chua Bee Seok, Jasmin Adela Mutang, Shamsul Amri Baharudin, and Ho Cheah Joo, "The Prejudice of Bajau: From Own and Others Ethnic Perspective: A Preliminary Study in Sabah," International Journal of Information and Education Technology vol. 4, no. 3, pp. 244-248, 2014.

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