Interethnic Bridging Social Capital Among Gen Y in Malaysia

Differences based on Demographic Characteristics

  • Rachel Samuel
  • Maheran Katan
  • Nasreen Miza Hilmy Nasrijal
  • Tan Gek Siang
  • Nasharudin Mat Isa


As a multi-racial and multi-cultural country, Malaysia would gain if the various ethnic groups work together to create bridging social capital. This survey was undertaken to understand how demographic characteristics (i.e. gender, place of work, residential neighborhood, family dynamics) impact interethnic bridging social capital among Generation Y in Malaysia. Nonparametric analysis found that multi-ethnic workplaces, multi-ethnic residential neighborhood and intermarriage in families enhance bridging social capital. The findings from the survey would help draw up workplace policies and neighborhood activities to enhance interethnic bridging social capital.

How to Cite
Samuel, R., Katan, M., Nasrijal, N. M. H., Siang, T. G., & Isa, N. M. (2019). Interethnic Bridging Social Capital Among Gen Y in Malaysia: Differences based on Demographic Characteristics. International Journal of Advanced Science and Technology, 28(8s), 207 - 215. Retrieved from