Citizenship Status Influencing Self-Concept Among Teenagers

A Case Study in Kuala Lumpur Krash Pad, Chow Kit Foundation

  • Aminuddin Ibrahim Lastar Faculty of Psychology and Education, Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS)
  • Nor Masitah Ahamad Shaleh Kuala Lumpur Krash Pad, Yayasan Chow Kit
  • M.Pusenthi P.Maniam Kuala Lumpur Krash Pad, Yayasan Chow Kit
  • Siti Nur Nadia Ahmad Razil Kuala Lumpur Krash Pad, Yayasan Chow Kit
Keywords: status, citizenship, self-concept, teenagers


The purpose of this case study is to identify the influence of citizenship status in teenagers’ self- concept who are at Kuala Lumpur Krash pad. The study is specifically conducted among those teenagers who do not hold any citizenship status and attending KL Krash pad regulary. This is a qualitative study in which the data was gatherd by conducting a face to face session using a structured interview questions. The content of the interview was divided into five sections namely; demographic, experiences, behavioural, status, and social interactions (communication). There were six participants involed in this study who were from the range of age 13-18 years old. The data was then analised for key words and gategorised under specific themes in which became the factors in contributing the influence of citizenship status on self-concept among the non Malaysian /boaderless teenagers who are attending programs at Kuala Lumpur Krash Pad.

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Lastar, A. I., Ahamad Shaleh, N. M., P.Maniam, M. and Ahmad Razil, S. N. N. (2018) “Citizenship Status Influencing Self-Concept Among Teenagers”, Asian Social Work Journal, 2(2), pp. 55 - 62. doi: