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The strength of Minangkabau identity among the first year Minangkabau senior high school girls : a study at SMU2 Padamg, SMU 11 Padang and SMU Sungai Tarab, Tanah Datar, Sumatra Barat, Indonesia

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Gistituati, Nurhizrah (2000) The strength of Minangkabau identity among the first year Minangkabau senior high school girls : a study at SMU2 Padamg, SMU 11 Padang and SMU Sungai Tarab, Tanah Datar, Sumatra Barat, Indonesia. Unspecified thesis, University of Tasmania.

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Abstract

The study reported in this thesis is an investigation of the strength of
Minangkabau identity among first-year senior high school girls of
Minangkabau ethnicity in West Sumatra. The purpose of this study is to
determine the level of commitment among the sample to an ethnic heritage;
to identify areas of strength and weakness in self-identification as
Minangkabau; and to explore some background reasons for variance in
commitment to Minangkabau identity in different school communities. The
school communities include one (Darek) located in Minangkabau heartland
and two (Rantau land Rantau 2) in rantau areas of West Sumatra. Rantau
names areas where Minangkabau people live that are outside the core clan
territories of the Minangkabau, which are darek. The two rantau schools
were selected to represent two different socio-economic communities so that
socio-economic factors could be examined in relation to variance.
The study is a quantatitive one using survey research. The questionnaire
instrument was substantially developed for the project and extensively
reviewed and pre-tested. Data were ended into SPSS Version 9 and
analyzed by parametric and non-parametric procedures. The questionnaire
draws on Minangkabau adat (custom and customary law) aesthetic tradition
and gendered ideals for its construct of Minangkabau identity. It also
includes alternative identities to form a basis of comparison, namely identity
as Indonesian and global, youth identity. The study found that some aspects of Minangkabau identity are weaker than
others among all respondents, while some are relatively weaker only among
the Rantau 1 respondents. Overall, the Rantau 1 girls showed less attachment to Minangkabau identity than the Rantau 2 and Darek girls; and
stronger orientation to a globalized youth identity. This study also found that
socio-economic background — parental education and occupation — has a
significant effect on attachment to Minangkabau identity.
The study concluded with recommendations for the future development of
curriculum policy in West Sumatra in the area of Budaya Alain
Minangkabau, the "local content" of the national curriculum for the
preservation of indigenous cultures in Indonesia.

Item Type: Thesis (Unspecified)
Keywords: Minangkabau (Indonesian people), High school students
Copyright Holders: The Author
Additional Information:

Thesis (EdD)--University of Tasmania, 2000. Includes bibliographical references

Date Deposited: 09 Dec 2014 00:05
Last Modified: 11 Mar 2016 05:54
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