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The Comparison between Public and Private University Chinese Students towards Utilizing Facebook as Public Sphere for Political Discussion: A Case Study on University Utara Malaysia (UUM) and University Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR)

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Author Teh Boon Teck, Edwin Michael, Eng May Chuen, Chiang Chee Keat
ISSN 2225-7217
On Pages 858-867
Volume No. 3
Issue No. 8
Issue Date September 01, 2013
Publishing Date September 01, 2013
Keywords Public sphere, political discussion, Facebook, universities, Malaysia


This research paper is targeted on university students from public and private university of the aged 21 and above, plus it is only focuses on the ethnic group of Chinese. The case study surrounded public university students which are from University Utara Malaysia (UUM) and private university students from University Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR). It is to make a comparison between public and private university Chinese students towards utilizing Facebook as public sphere to discuss political issue. In order to carry out the research study, the researcher made use of simple random sampling method through quantitative survey in order to get the respond from the target respondents. The study concluded that private university students are more active towards participating on Facebook’s political atmosphere by sharing political post, comment or involve in political discussion compared to public university students.

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