Interethnic Bridging Social Capital Among Gen Y in Malaysia
Differences based on Demographic Characteristics
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.