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PREPARING COUNSELLORS FOR MALAYSIAN STUDENTSí ACCULTURATION

Siti Nor AisyahAkhwan, Dharatun NissaFuad Mohd Karim, Zuria Mahmud, Salleh Amat, Mohd Izwan Mahmud, Abu Yazid Abu Bakar, Ku Suhaila Ku Johari.

Abstract
Australia has been one of the foreign countries with most Malaysian students since 2002. The
involved students are required to undergo an acculturation process that is known to have full of challenges while
living in Australia. Counselling services play a social role that provides support for them to survive to live
abroad. This study was preliminarily aimed to explore the challenges of living in Australia and the extent to
which counselling is necessary for the students to endure acculturation challenges faced in the country. The
study employed a qualitative method using a phenomenological approach. Researchers conducted in-depth
semi-structured interviews with a purposive sample who was a Malaysian student that fulfils the criteria of
having experience studying in an Australian university for a minimum duration of two years. The data from the
interview was analysed using thematic analysis comprising open coding, axial coding, matrix coding, and
theme. Findings highlighted fivethemes to answer two research questions in this study. Two themes addressed
the challenges faced by Malaysian students which are the differences in the academic system and differences in
climate. Three other themes addressed the need for student counselling services which are an effective medium
of communication, personal development and academic advisor. This study provided a clear picture of overall
challenges while living in Australia as a student and the importance students may benefit from counsellor‚Äüs
presence. Sponsorship organisations such as Majlis Amanah Rakyat (MARA) and JabatanPerkhidmatanAwam
Malaysia (JPA) may improve the content of abroad study programmes. Future researchers may consider
conducting further studies in different and broader contexts.

Key words: acculturation; cross-culture; support system; counselling; survival


 
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Siti Nor AisyahAkhwan, Dharatun NissaFuad Mohd Karim, Zuria Mahmud, Salleh Amat, Mohd Izwan Mahmud, Abu Yazid Abu Bakar, Ku Suhaila Ku Johari. PREPARING COUNSELLORS FOR MALAYSIAN STUDENTSí ACCULTURATION. JCR. 2020; 7(19): 1-9. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.19.1


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Siti Nor AisyahAkhwan, Dharatun NissaFuad Mohd Karim, Zuria Mahmud, Salleh Amat, Mohd Izwan Mahmud, Abu Yazid Abu Bakar, Ku Suhaila Ku Johari. PREPARING COUNSELLORS FOR MALAYSIAN STUDENTSí ACCULTURATION. http://www.jcreview.com/?mno=101958 [Access: July 15, 2020]. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.19.1


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Siti Nor AisyahAkhwan, Dharatun NissaFuad Mohd Karim, Zuria Mahmud, Salleh Amat, Mohd Izwan Mahmud, Abu Yazid Abu Bakar, Ku Suhaila Ku Johari. PREPARING COUNSELLORS FOR MALAYSIAN STUDENTSí ACCULTURATION. JCR. 2020; 7(19): 1-9. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.19.1



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Siti Nor AisyahAkhwan, Dharatun NissaFuad Mohd Karim, Zuria Mahmud, Salleh Amat, Mohd Izwan Mahmud, Abu Yazid Abu Bakar, Ku Suhaila Ku Johari. PREPARING COUNSELLORS FOR MALAYSIAN STUDENTSí ACCULTURATION. JCR. (2020), [cited July 15, 2020]; 7(19): 1-9. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.19.1



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Siti Nor AisyahAkhwan, Dharatun NissaFuad Mohd Karim, Zuria Mahmud, Salleh Amat, Mohd Izwan Mahmud, Abu Yazid Abu Bakar, Ku Suhaila Ku Johari (2020) PREPARING COUNSELLORS FOR MALAYSIAN STUDENTSí ACCULTURATION. JCR, 7 (19), 1-9. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.19.1



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Siti Nor AisyahAkhwan, Dharatun NissaFuad Mohd Karim, Zuria Mahmud, Salleh Amat, Mohd Izwan Mahmud, Abu Yazid Abu Bakar, Ku Suhaila Ku Johari. 2020. PREPARING COUNSELLORS FOR MALAYSIAN STUDENTSí ACCULTURATION. Journal of Critical Reviews, 7 (19), 1-9. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.19.1



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Siti Nor AisyahAkhwan, Dharatun NissaFuad Mohd Karim, Zuria Mahmud, Salleh Amat, Mohd Izwan Mahmud, Abu Yazid Abu Bakar, Ku Suhaila Ku Johari. "PREPARING COUNSELLORS FOR MALAYSIAN STUDENTSí ACCULTURATION." Journal of Critical Reviews 7 (2020), 1-9. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.19.1



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Siti Nor AisyahAkhwan, Dharatun NissaFuad Mohd Karim, Zuria Mahmud, Salleh Amat, Mohd Izwan Mahmud, Abu Yazid Abu Bakar, Ku Suhaila Ku Johari. "PREPARING COUNSELLORS FOR MALAYSIAN STUDENTSí ACCULTURATION." Journal of Critical Reviews 7.19 (2020), 1-9. Print. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.19.1



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Siti Nor AisyahAkhwan, Dharatun NissaFuad Mohd Karim, Zuria Mahmud, Salleh Amat, Mohd Izwan Mahmud, Abu Yazid Abu Bakar, Ku Suhaila Ku Johari (2020) PREPARING COUNSELLORS FOR MALAYSIAN STUDENTSí ACCULTURATION. Journal of Critical Reviews, 7 (19), 1-9. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.19.1





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