International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

The Relationship between Friendship Characteristics, Ethnic Identity and Value Systems of Youths from Ethnic Minority Groups in Viet Nam: A Conceptual Framework for Research
Le To Do Quyen, Norzarina Mohd Zaharim

In recent years, values issue has received growing attention from researchers of many sciences around the world. Further, globalization encourages communication and values exchange between nations as well as ethnic groups. The values of ethnic majority groups have great influence on the value systems of ethnic minority groups, and ethnic minority groups face threats to their value systems. Viet Nam is a country with 54 ethnic groups, so learning cultures and exchanging values among them are common. However, studies on the changing value systems of youths from ethnic minority groups have been neglected in Viet Nam. By reviewing past studies conducted around the world and in Viet Nam on values and its relationship with variables such as ethnic identity and friendship characteristics, this study aims to introduce a suitable conceptual framework to explore values of youths in ethnic minority groups in Viet Nam.

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