Abstract—Malaysia is a country with diverse races and
cultures, particularly in Sabah and Sarawak. Racial harmony
in this country is admired by other countries. What so ever, the
racial diversity in this country needs high tolerance practices in
order to maintain the harmonious under one roof. On the
contrary, there is no doubt that behind this harmony exists
prejudice, stereotyping, and discrimination that may be
ambiguous. Therefore, this study attempts to identify the kind
of prejudice, stereotype and discrimination that may be
experienced by the five major ethnic in Sabah. Indigenous
psychology approach was used in collecting the data. Overall,
this study confirms the existence of prejudice and stereotype
between ethnic but not at an alarming level. The findings will be
discussed further in this paper.
Index Terms—Discrimination, prejudice, racial harmony, stereotypes.
Jasmine A. Mutang, Chua B. Seok, Lailawati Madlan, Aminuddin I. Lastar, and Asong Joseph are with the School of Psychology and Social Work, Universiti Malaysia Sabah, 88400 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, Lastar_ai@yahoo.co.uk and email@example.com).
Shamsul A. Baharuddin is with Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, 43600 UKM Bangi Selangor, Malaysia (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).
Cite: Jasmine A. Mutang, Chua B. Seok, Lailawati Madlan, Aminuddin I. Lastar, Shamsul A. Baharuddin, and Asong Joseph, "A Multiethnic Perception through the Eyes of Students," International Journal of Information and Education Technology vol. 4, no. 3, pp. 249-253, 2014.