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Syed Arabi Bin Syed Abdullah Idid
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Dr. Syed Arabi Idid, a Professor in the Department of Communication, Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences was Dean of the Research Centre in 2001 and was later appointed as Rector of IIUM from 2006 until 2011. He was at University Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) for 22 years before joining IIUM in 1999. He was a reporter with BERNAMA from 1968 to 1971. At UKM, he was the Head of Department of Communication, and later became Deputy Dean of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences. He was an Adjunct Professor at the School of Media and Communication Studies, Faculty ... show more

  • Ph.D in Mass Communication - Doctor of Philosophy, University of Wisconsin
  • Master of Arts in Journalism - Masters Degree, University of Wisconsin
  • Bachelor of Arts in History - Bachelor Degree, Universiti Malaya (UM)
  • Social Science ~ Social Science ~ Media and Communications ~ Journalism - History, Profile and Functions
  • Social Science ~ Social Science ~ Media and Communications ~ Media and Globalisation (Including International Communication) 112 - News Flow, Foreign Correspondents
  • Social Science ~ Social Science ~ Media and Communications ~ Political Communications - Election, Polling and Media Use
  • Social Science ~ Social Science ~ Media and Communications ~ Public Relations and Communication - History, campaigns, crisis and profile
  • 2013 - 2022 , Asian Journal of Public Opinion Research (AJPOR)
  • 2019 - 2021 Member of the Academic Administrators Selection Committee 2019-2021,
  • 2018 - 2021 Member of the Academic Administrators Selection Committee 2019-2021,
  • 2017 - 2020 Council member , Persatuan Pendidik Komunikasi Malaysia
  • 2018 - 2020 Advisor for Persatuan Pendidik Komunikasi (Malaysian Communication Educators Association),
ADVANCED COMMUNICATION RESEARCH METHODS 2005/2006
ADVANCED COMMUNICATION THEORY 1999/2000 2000/2001 2001/2002 2002/2003 2003/2004 2004/2005 2005/2006 2011/2012 2012/2013 2013/2014 2014/2015 2015/2016 2016/2017 2017/2018 2018/2019 2019/2020
ADVANCED PUBLIC RELATIONS 2018/2019
COMMUNICATION DESIGN 2017/2018
COMMUNICATION RESEARCH DESIGN 2016/2017 2017/2018
COMMUNICATION THEORY 2011/2012 2012/2013 2013/2014 2014/2015 2015/2016
MANAGING MEDIA & PUBLIC RELATIONS ORGANIZATION 2014/2015 2019/2020
PRINCIPLES OF PUBLIC RELATIONS 1999/2000 2000/2001
PROJECT PAPER I 2014/2015
PUBLIC OPINION & PERSUASION 2001/2002 2002/2003 2003/2004 2004/2005
PUBLIC RELATIONS CAMPAIGN 1994/1995 1997/1998 1998/1999 1999/2000
PUBLIC RELATIONS CAMPAIGN STRATEGIES 2000/2001 2001/2002
PUBLIC RELATIONS: CASE STUDIES 1999/2000 2000/2001
PUBLIC RELATIONS:CASE STUDIES 1993/1994
READINGS IN COMMUNICATION THEORY 2003/2004 2005/2006 2011/2012 2012/2013 2013/2014 2015/2016 2017/2018 2018/2019
READINGS IN PUBLIC RELATIONS 2004/2005 2005/2006 2006/2007 2007/2008 2008/2009 2009/2010 2010/2011 2011/2012 2012/2013 2014/2015 2018/2019
RESEARCH METHODOLOGY 2015/2016 2016/2017
THEORIES, PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICES OF PUBLIC RELATIONS 2011/2012 2012/2013 2013/2014 2014/2015 2015/2016
THEORIES,PRINCIPLES&PRACTICES OF PUBLIC RELAT 2000/2001 2001/2002 2002/2003 2003/2004 2004/2005 2005/2006 2006/2007 2007/2008 2008/2009 2009/2010 2010/2011
In Progress
2019 - Present Research on Identifying Social and Economic Issues of the Bumiputras
2018 - Present Studying Socio Political Economic Issues in Contemporary Malaysia
2016 - Present Life Story: Tun Pehin Seri Haji Abdul Taib bin Mahmud
2004 - Present Electoral Studies Research Unit
Completed
2018 - 2019 Public's Perceptions of Government Programmes and Current Issues
2018 - 2019 Public's Perceptions of Government Programmes and Current Issues in Sarawak
2018 - 2019 Public's Perceptions of Government Programmes and Current Issues
2017 - -1 Perception Towards Current Issues and Government Policies: Parliament Setiawangsa
2017 - 2018 Projek Khas Nasional (Media, Demokrasi dan Sistem Elektoral)
2017 - -1 Perception Towards Current Issues and Government Policies: Parliament Sepang
2017 - 2019 Public Perception Towards Goverment Policies and Current Issues
2016 - 2019 Tinjauan dan Persepsi Orang Ramai Terhadap Isu Semasa
2016 - -1 Perception of the Public Towards Current Issues and Government Policies
2016 - 2016 Perception of the Public Towards Current Issues and Government Policies in Sarawak 2016 (Focus Group)
2015 - 2015 Research on Post By-elections 2015
2015 - -1 Perception of the Public Towards Government Policies in Sarawak 2015
2015 - -1 The Perception of the Public towards Government Policies 2015
2015 - 2019 Perception of the Public towards Government's Policy
2015 - 2017 Perception of the Public towards Government Policies in Sarawak October 2015
2015 - 2017 Kajian Terhadap Media dan Mobiliti Sosial di Perupok, Kelantan
2015 - 2017 Identification of Political and Leadership Issues among the Voters
2015 - 2019 Perception of the Public towards Government Policies in Sarawak 2015
2015 - 2017 Social Mobility and Media in Marang, Terengganu
2015 - 2017 Kajian Terhadap Pekerja Industri
2014 - 2018 Peranan Media Dalam Pilihan Raya Umum / Pilihan Raya Kecil
2014 - 2015 Research on Perception of the Public Towards Government Policies in Sarawak
2014 - 2014 Pilihanraya Kecil (PRK) Dun Kajang 2014
2014 - 2015 Research on Perception of the Public Towards Government Policies
2012 - 2018 Media and Public Opinion Socialization
2012 - 2012 People's Perception and Attitude Toward Government Policy
2012 - 2017 People Perception and Attitude towards Government Linked Agencies
2011 - 2012 Media Orientation, Intermediation and Political Behaviour among Malaysian Voters
2011 - 2012 Cadangan Kajian Impak Transformasi Politeknik Malaysia
2010 - 2011 Profile of Public Relations Practitioners
2010 - 2011 Pembinaan Negara: Sikap dan Ekspetasi Pelajar Universiti di Malaysia
2008 - 2010 Leadership Development For Higher Education Reform Programme
2008 - 2010 Feasibility Study For the Establishment of A Nursing Programme at The International University In Uganda (IUIU)
2008 - 2011 Patterns Of Voters Behavior In The General Election 2008
2006 - 2007 Management Integrity
Unknown - 2005 BELIA TAK BERPERSATUAN
Unknown - -1 KAJIAN POS PILIHANRAYA 2004
Unknown - 2003 Study on Political Gap in Rural Area : KESEDAR
Unknown - -1 KAJIAN POS PILIHANRAYA
Unknown - -1 KAJIAN PERSEPSI TERHADAP PROGRAM PEMBANGUNAN DI KEDAH
Unknown - -1 TRACKING THE VOTERS
Unknown - 2004 2004 Star Voter Survey - The Star
Unknown - -1 KAJIAN PERSEPSI TERHADAP ISU SEMASA DI KEDAH
Unknown - -1 KEPEMIMPINAN MASYARAKAT KINI
Unknown - -1 PERSEPSI ORANG RAMAI TERHADAP ISU SEMASA
Unknown - -1 DIFUSI MAKLUMAT
Unknown - 2000 Sanggang by-Election
13 June 2019 Ibrahim School 100 Years Achievements 1919 a?? 2019 (Journalism and Media Award). SMK IBRAHIM, SUNGAI PETANI, KEDAH - National level.
28 September 2018 Silver Award in Invention, Innovation & Design Exposition (IIDEX) 2018. Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM) - National level.
12 July 2018 IIUM Quality Research Award. Others - University level.
23 February 2018 Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences (KIRKHS) Active Publisher. Others - KCDIO level.
22 May 2017 BERNAMA (Malaysian National News Agency) Special Award. BERNAMA (Malaysian National News Agency) - National level.
27 April 2017 University Most Productive Researcher Award (Social Science). International Islamic University Malaysia - University level.
02 September 2016 Highest Amount (RM) of Research Grant Secured. International Islamic University Malaysia - University level.
18 March 2016 Intellectual Discourse won the Best Journal Award: Indexed Journal Category. IIUM - University level.
03 September 2015 Publication Incentive Scheme in the SCOPUS category (Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities). Ministry of Higher Education - National level.
16 January 2011 Darjah Gemilang Seri Mahkota Kedah. Palace of Kedah - State level.
11 December 2008 Darjah Kebesaran Sultan Ahmad Shah Pahang. Palace of Pahang - State level.
Article
2019 Framing the First Palestinian General Elections by Malaysia’s New Straits Times. Jurnal Komunikasi: Malaysian Journal of Communication , 35 (2) pp.141-158
2019 Book review: Ofer Feldman and Sonja Zmerli (Eds.), The psychology of political communicators: How politicians, culture, and the media construct and shape public discourse. Asian Journal for Public Opinion Research pp.199-204
2019 Communication education in Malaysia: early days to recent years. Jurnal Komunikasi: Malaysian Journal of Communication , 35 (1) pp.303-318
2019 The relationship of individual well-being and working environment with job satisfaction among factory workers in Malaysia. Intellectual Discourse , 27 (1) pp.221-243
2019 Electoral research activities from International Islamic University Malaysia. PSA News , 30 (1) pp.14
2019 Pengundi belia, penggunaan media & politik. Malaysian Journal of Youth Studies , Edisi Khas Yours’18 Agenda Sosial Vol 3 pp.29-44
2019 Online self-representation of Malaysian Muslim female students: a Facebook case study. Malaysian Journal of Media Studies , 20 (1) pp.15-30
2018 Perception of issues by factory workers in Malaysia : the role of media. International Journal of Arts and Humaniities , 2 (11) pp.604-614
2018 Framing the reaction of President Abbas on the issue of moving the US Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. e-BANGI, Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities , 15 (5) pp.181-192
2018 News diffusion of a significant event: how Malaysians and Indonesians learnt of the Indonesia Airasia QZ8501 tragedy. Asian Journal of Applied Communication , 7 (2) pp.55-70
2018 News consumption through SNS platforms:Extended motivational model. Journal of Communication Media Watch , 9 (1) pp.18-36
2017 Agenda setting: probing the issues during the 13th general election. Malaysian Journal of Communication , 33 (2) pp.1-12
2017 PR practitioners’ use of social media: validation of an online relationship management model applying structural equation modeling. Malaysian Journal of Communication , 33 (1) pp.212-228
2017 Examining political efficacy among Malaysian voters: The role of traditional and new media. Journal of Asian Pacific Communication , 27 (1) pp.43-64
2017 Two studies on news diffusion of the missing Malaysian plane. Forum Komunikasi , 12 (1) pp.1-22
2017 Examining political efficacy among Malaysian voters: The role of traditional and new media. Journal of Asian Pacific Communication , 27 (1) pp.43-64
2017 Electoral studies: Understanding some research problems. e-BANGI , Special Issue 1 (2017) pp.1-13
2017 Pelantikan Hishammuddin tiada kaitan pengukuhan kuasa Najib. Berita Harian pp.11-11
2016 Polls shows majority proud of Malaysia. The New Sunday Times pp.17
2016 Professional values, ethics, and professionalism of public relations practitioners = Nilai-nilai profesional, etika dan profesionalisma dalam pengamal perhubungan awam. Jurnal Komunikasi: Malaysian Journal of Communication , 32 (1) pp.287-311
2016 A test of technology acceptance model in the use of social media among PR practitioners in Nigeria. SEARCH: The Journal of the Southeast Asia Research Centre for Communication and Humanities Journal , 8 (2) pp.19-33
2015 Setting the media agenda: a study of the 2010 Sudanese presidential elections. Intellectual Discourse , 23 (1) pp.53-74
2014 Daily life satisfaction in Asia: a cross-national survey in twelve societies. Asian Journal for Public Opinion Research , 1 (3) pp.153-202
2014 The past and coming communication journey in Malaysia. Jurnal Komunikasi: Malaysian Journal of Communication , 30 pp.1-16
2012 Social media use for information-sharing activities among youth in Malaysia. Journalism and Mass Communication , 2 (11) pp.1029-1047
2012 The media and public agenda among the Malay and Chinese communities during the 2008 Malaysian General Elections. Asian Social Science , 8 (5) pp.107-115
2010 Kajian UIAM: populariti kerajaan Barisan Nasional meningkat. Utusan Malaysia pp.2
2010 Tapak Istac jadi kampus UIAM Kuala Lumpur. Utusan Malaysia pp.10-11
2007 General election 2004 : empirical validation of voting pattern in Malaysia. Intellectual Discourse , 15 (1) pp.1-14
2004 The needs of the Malaysian youth with reference to a focus group. Muslim Education Quarterly , 21 (3&4) pp.47-61

Conference or Workshop Item

2019 News online and public opinion: how Malaysians responded to news on a state by-election. In: 27th Asian Media Information and Communication (AMIC) Annual Conference
2019 Conducting a longitudinal study on public relations: some issues and challenges. In: The 3rd Asia Pacific Public Relations Research and Education Network (APPRREN) International Research Symposium
2019 More than fake news… opinion manipulation. In: Forum on Fake News & Politics in Malaysia
2018 Malaysian image of two U.S. leaders: Obama and Trump. In: 2018 WAPOR-Asia Conference – New Era of Public Opinion Research in Asia
2018 The relationship between individual well-being, working environment and job satisfaction among factory workers in Malaysia. In: International Seminar on Media and Communication (ISMEC 2018)
2018 Barisan Nasional in GE 14: miscalculating the political campaign. In: ICA Regional Conference 2018
2018 Syed Hussein Idid: satu sejarah ringkas. In: Siri Syarahan CenPris: Dato Jenaton
2018 Development of two theories.. third person effect & agenda setting. In: School of Multimedia Technology and Communication (SMMTC) Postgraduate Colloquium 2018
2018 Communication education in Malaysia: early days to current issue. In: International Seminar on Media and Communication (ISMEC 2018)
2018 The Malaysian 14th General election: media use and trust among party supporters. In: Forum Media dan Komunikasi Menjelang Pilihan Raya Umum Ke-14
2018 National current issues. In: Seminar on GE14: An Analysis
2017 Perceived influence of opposition political campaign materials on voters. In: International Conference on Communication and Media 2016 (i-COME’16)
2017 Media use and political efficacy in Malaysia: Comparing their roles in 2012 and 2013. In: The 25th Asian Media Information and Communication (AMIC) Annual Conference
2017 Studying PR: the concept of empowerment. In: 4th Conference on Communication, Culture and Media Studies (CCCMS 2017)
2017 Conducting public opinion research in Asia: From the Malaysian experience. In: World Association for Public Opinion Research (WAPOR) Asia Meeting & WAPOR Asia Conference 2017
2017 Robots or riots. In: Dialog Session TN50x, Hope of Nation: Towards Great Future Media Leader
2017 Ethical questions and the symmetrical relationship of PR organisations. In: Public Relations Training Programme ‘Public Relations in the Digital Age: Ethical Issues and Professionalism’
2017 The emergence of government information services in British Malaya: Exploring the antecedent growth of public relations in Malaysia. In: The 8th International History of Public Relations Conference
2017 Student satisfaction with hostel in international campus: A literature review. In: The 14th International Conference on Innovation and Management (ICIM 2017)
2016 Learning a tragic event: how Malaysians and Indonesians learned of the Indonesia AirAsia crash. In: International Society for Teacher Education (ISfTE) 2016 Asia Pacific Regional Conference
2016 Islamic advertising and advertisements: some concerns. In: International Seminar on Islamic Advertising 2016 (ISIA2016)
2016 Factors influencing trust in public institutions among Malaysians. In: Empirical Political Science Research Conference “Democracy in Mutation? Local, National, Global”
2016 Malaysia overall politics. In: PETRONAS 2016 Lecture Series
2016 Differential development of two theories: news diffusion and agenda setting. In: The International Conference on Communication and Media 2016 (i-COME’16)
2016 Social mobility: Robert Putnam’s American divided society in a Malaysian family setting. In: ASEAN and Japan’ Symposium: Contemporary Education and Family Life in ASEAN and Japan 2016
2016 Assessing audience effects from journalism-media studies. In: UiTM MASSCOMM Premier Lecture Series
2016 Voters in Sarawak: a preliminary overview . In: Seminar on Sarawak State Essembly Elections 2016: Issues and Perspectives
2016 Recruiting the public relations officer during British Colonial Malaysia. In: IUKL International Postgraduate Colloquia (IIPC 2016)
2015 Media and politics: a study among youth in Malaysia. In: 2015 Asian Network for Public Opinion Research (ANPOR) Annual Conference
2015 Politik, kepimpinan dan isu-isu semasa: dapatan perbincangan kumpulan fokus di Kelantan, Terengganu dan Pahang. In: Pembentangan Data dan Analisis Awal Kajian Elektorla Malaysia 2015
2015 On learning about the missing Malaysian plane: a study on news diffusion . In: The 24th Annual AMIC Conference 2015
2015 Learning a tragic news: a diffusion study of the Malaysian plane shot over Ukraine. In: 2015 Asian Network for Public Opinion Research (ANPOR) Annual Conference
2014 Political efficacy among Malaysian voters: the role of traditional and new media. In: 2nd Annual Conference of the Asian Network of Public Opinion Research (ANPOR)
2013 1Malaysia's 'People First, Performance Now': Government public relations in multicultural, multireligious Malaysia. In: Conference on PR and Strategic Communication in Divided Societies
2013 Analyzing effects of political literature: the third-person effect on party members. In: Asian Network for Public Opinion Research in (ANPOR) Annual Conference 2013
2012 The Mediating effect of interpersonal influence between mass media nfluence and University Student’s Voting Intention. In: One-Day Seminar on Youth, Media and Politics:
2012 Pembinaan Negara: sikap dan ekspektasi pelajar universiti di Malaysia. In: Seminar Hasil Penyelidikan Kementerian Pengajian Tinggi: Sains Sosial dan Kemanusiaan
2010 Testing the third-person effects theory on political campaign in Malaysia. In: International Communication and Media Conference (ICOME’10)
2010 Analyzing political campaign effects : a test of the third-person effects theory. In: International Conference on Communication and Media
2010 The role of blogs in an emerging society: a study of a Malaysian by-election. In: 19th Asian Media Information and Communication Centre (AMIC) Annual Conference
2005 Media credibility and its correlate with popular votes during elections. In: International Conference on Mediamorphosis: Communication Technology and Growth

Book

2018 Pilihan raya kecil Sungai Limau, Kajang, Balingian dan Pengkalan Kubor. IIUM Press, International Islamic University Malaysia . ISBN 978-967-418-574-9
2011 Peranan media massa dalam pilihan raya umum. IIUM Press . ISBN 978-967-0225-37-1
2007 Belia tidak berpersatuan: laporan kajian. IIUM Press . ISBN 9789834229207
2005 Institute of Public Relations Malaysia: a historical perspective. Research Centre, International Islamic University Malaysia . ISBN 9832957451

Book Section

2018 Pengundi dan isu dalam pilihan raya kecil Kajang. In: Pilihan Raya Kecil: Sungai Limau, Kajang, Balingian dan Pengkalan Kubor IIUM Press, International Islamic University Malaysia . ISBN 978-967-418-574-9 , pp.51-77
2017 1Malaysia: 'People first, performance now'. a critical perspective on the nation building approach in Malaysia's government public relations.. In: International public relations. perspectives from deeply divided societies Routledge . ISBN 978-1-138-86013-1 , pp.150-172
2016 Factors affecting communication studies in Malaysia. In: Malaysian media studies: integrating perspectives University of Malaya Press . ISBN 978-983-100-844-7 , pp.1-16
2015 The young Malaysian voter. In: Youths, Media and Politics: A New Identity Penerbit Universiti Malaysia Perlis . ISBN 978-967-0922-07-2 , pp.1-25
2015 The mediating effect of interpersonal influence between mass media influence and university students' voting intention. In: Youths, Media and Politics: A New Identity Penerbit Universiti Malaysia Perlis . ISBN 978-967-0922-07-2 , pp.162-194
2014 Perceptions of employees on management integrity: a comparative study. In: Syed Arabi Idid: Scholarship in transformation Media and Democracy Research Group, UKM . ISBN 978-983-2795-27-8 , pp.149-167
2014 Media credibility: a longitudinal perspective. In: Syed Arabi Idid: scholarship in transformation Media and Democracy Research Group, UKM . ISBN 978-983-2795-27-8 , pp.61-78
2014 Attributes of political candidates: perspectives of youth. In: Syed Arabi Idid: Scholarship in transformation Media and Democracy Research Group, UKM . ISBN 978-983-2795-27-8 , pp.279-294
2014 Factors influencing Malaysian youth first identity disclosure. In: Syed Arabi Idid: Scholarship in transformation Media and Democracy Research Group, UKM . ISBN 978-983-2795-27-8 , pp.313-332
2011 Youth and politics. In: Malaysian youth in the global world: issues and challenges Penerbit Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia . ISBN 9789679429589 , pp.52-66
2009 The IIUM: towards a research-intensive university. In: IIUM at 25: The path travelled and the way forward IIUM Press . ISBN 9789675272103 , pp.77-91
2009 Pola pergerakan bekas-bekas murid sekolah menengah kebangsaan agama 1978-2004. In: Proceedings of the Seminar on Research Findings 2008 IIUM Press . ISBN 9789833855780 , pp.325-331
2006 Analysing media effects: The third-person effect on party members. In: Mass Media Diversity In Changing Times Penerbit Universiti Sains Malaysia . ISBN 983-3391-83-4 , pp.76-105