Perception of youth towards LGBT behavior according to the different races in Malaysia: implications to social workers

Mohd Syaiful Nizam, Abu Hassan and Mohd Khairul Amri, Kamarudin and Zulyana Fitri, Zuhairi (2020) Perception of youth towards LGBT behavior according to the different races in Malaysia: implications to social workers. International Jounal of Mechanical and Production Engineering Research and Development (IJMPERD), 10 (3). pp. 15553-15562. ISSN 2249-6890

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LGBT risk behaviors refer to a group of people who practice Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender lifestyles. The term of LGBT aims to emphasize the diversity of sexuality and gender based on identity. Not all countries see this way of life as it should, but some countries are opposed to it. Most countries that oppose it are Muslim countries like Malaysia. So, the purpose of the current study was to determine the most important variable associated with the perceptions of youth towards LGBT according to different races in Malaysia. Two hundred and twenty six students of Universiti Sultan Zainal Abidin (UniSZA) were participated in this study. All students represent the perceptions of the youth of the three main races in Malaysia. Most people do not accept LGBT in Malaysia. They have different perceptions that have led to discrimination against LGBT people. From a social point of view, it makes a difference and goes against the norms of normal living. Therefore, researchers are working to identify the perspective of youth on LGBT risk behaviors based on race in Malaysia. The techniques used in this study were quantitative to obtain the information needed. The researchers have used Discriminant Analysis (DA) to find the significant parameters in youth perceptions of LGBT people from different racial backgrounds through the results obtained from the relationship between variables and the key components after implementing the Confusion Matrix methods which is standard mode, forward stepwise and backward stepwise which indicating that there is a significant difference in perception between the three races. This study also contributes to the knowledge of the LGBT issues discussion and serves as a guide to preventive and treatment efforts, as well as a guide to other researchers in the future.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: LGBT, Different Races, Malaysian Youth, Perception & Social Work
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare
Divisions: Faculty of Applied Social Sciences
Depositing User: Fatin Safura
Date Deposited: 30 May 2022 03:22
Last Modified: 30 May 2022 03:22

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