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Aini Maznina Binti A. Manaf

Academic Qualification

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Communication - Doctor of Philosophy, University of Queensland
  • Master of Human Sciences (Communication) - Masters Degree, International Islamic University Malaysia
  • Bachelor of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Heritage - Bachelor Degree, International Islamic University Malaysia

Aini Maznina Binti A. Manaf (Assoc. Prof. Dr.)

Associate Professor
IIUM Gombak Campus

KULLIYYAH OF ISLAMIC REVEALED KNOWLEDGE AND HUMAN SCIENCES

Other's position:

Deputy Dean, Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences


maznina@iium.edu.my
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Expert Profile


Aini Maznina A.Manaf is currently an Associate Professor at the Department of Communication, Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences, International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM). She started her career in IIUM as an Assistant Lecturer in 1999. She obtained her Bachelor and Masters degrees from the IIUM in 1998 and 2002, respectively. She then pursued her study at the doctorate level at the University of Queensland, Australia in 2008 and completed it in 2012.
Dr. Aini Maznina holds several professional memberships at the international level. She is currently a member of the International Academy for Intercultural Research and Asian Media Information and Communication Centre, AMIC. Previously, she also held a membership in the Australia and New Zealand Communication Association for two years. She also has experience in reviewing articles for the International Journal of Intercultural Relations.
Dr. Aini Maznina has conducted several researches on media in Islam and is also involved in political communication and new media research. Her interests include organizational communication, intercultural communication, communication in Islam and media studies.


Area of Specialisation


  • Humanities ~ Humanities ~ Linguistics and Literature ~ Science of Communication - Organizational communication, intercultural communication and communication in Islam


Professional Membership


  • 2009 - 2012: Member of Profesional Body / Association: (Member), Australia and New Zealand Communication Association (ANZCA)
  • 2011: Member of Profesional Body / Association: (Member), International Academy for Intercultural Research
  • 2012 - 2014: Member of Profesional Body / Association: (Member), Pacific Asian Communication Association (PACA)
  • 2018: Member of Profesional Body / Association: (Lifetime member), Persatuan Pendidik Komunikasi Malaysia


Teaching Responsibilities


FINAL YEAR PROJECT I 2019/2020 2020/2021
FINAL YEAR PROJECT II 2020/2021 2019/2020
FOUNDATION OF COMMUNICATION IN ISLAM 2020/2021 2017/2018 2018/2019 2021/2022 2019/2020
FOUNDATIONS FOR COMMUNICATION IN THE QUR'AN & SUNNAH 2016/2017 2013/2014 2012/2013 2017/2018 2014/2015 2015/2016 2011/2012
HUMAN RELATIONS: PRINCIPLES & PRACTICES 2011/2012 2006/2007 2012/2013
INTER-CULTURAL COMMUNICATION 2005/2006 2004/2005
INTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATION 2006/2007
INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION 2004/2005 2003/2004 2002/2003 2005/2006
INTRODUCTION TO MASS COMMUNICATION 2001/2002 2005/2006 2004/2005 2011/2012 2003/2004 2002/2003 2006/2007
INTRODUCTION TO ORGANIZATIONAL COMMUNICATION 2012/2013 2016/2017 2015/2016 2011/2012 2013/2014 2014/2015
ISLAM AND THE MEDIA 2021/2022
ISSUES & METHODOLOGIES: ISLAMIZATION OF COMMUNICATION 2014/2015 2013/2014 2017/2018 2016/2017 2015/2016
ISSUES IN ISLAMIZATION OF KNOWLEDGE 2013/2014
ORGANIZATION COMMUNICATION: CASE STUDIES 2015/2016
PRINCIPLES & PRACTICES OF MANAGERIAL COMMUNICATION 2006/2007
RESEARCH PAPER I 2018/2019
STRATEGIC HUMAN RELATIONS 2021/2022


Research Projects


Completed
2019 - 2019 Research on Identifying Social and Economic Issues of the Bumiputras
2019 - 2019 Perception of Issues and Media Usage among Factory Workers in Malaysia
2017 - 2019 Public Perceptions Towards Current Issues and Government Policies
2016 - 2019 Examining the Relationship between Parasocial Interaction, Religiosity and Motivation to use Twitter among Followers of Islamic Reality Shows in Malaysia
2016 - 2018 Media Usage, Life and Job Satisfaction: A Study among Factory Workers in Malaysia
2016 - 2017 A Study on "Kesejahteraan Sosial dan Penggunaan Media di Kalangan Penduduk Sabak Bernam"
2015 - 2017 Kajian Terhadap Media dan Mobiliti Sosial di Perupok, Kelantan
2015 - 2017 Kajian Terhadap Pekerja Industri
2015 - 2015 The Perception of the Public towards Government Policies 2015
2015 - 2017 Social Mobility and Media in Marang, Terengganu
2015 - 2017 Media Usage and Political Behavior: A Study among Youth in Malaysia (2015 Malaysian Election Research)
2014 - 2015 Research on Perception of the Public Towards Government Policies in Sarawak
2014 - 2016 Textbook Project, International Institute of Islamic Thought (IIIT, USA)
2014 - 2014 Pilihanraya Kecil (PRK) Dun Kajang 2014
2005 - 2005 Perceived Media Freedom In Malaysia
2004 - 2005 E-Transaction Among Internet Users: A Meso-Paradigm Analysis
On-Going
2021 - Present Understanding Communication: An Islamic Approach
2020 - Present Developing a framework on health information management among the Malaysian public during the COVID-19 pandemic
2017 - Present Language and Ancient Civilization from Muslim's Perspective; A Documentary
2012 - Present Culture and Ethnic Diversity in Work Group: A Scenario in Malaysian Organizations


Award & Recognition


21 Jun, 2021 Global Prominence Award - TACK 2020 (Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences) KCDIO


Publications


Article

2021 Happiness, demographic variables, and self-perception as predictors of job satisfaction among factory employees in Malaysia. SEARCH Journal of Media and Communication Research, 13 (2) pp. 21-36
2021 Substantiating remote teaching during the COVID-19 pandemic. IIUM Today, () pp.
2020 Developing a framework to improve the training of medical practitioners in doctor-patient communication toward enhancing societal well being. IIUM Medical Journal Malaysia, 18 (Supplementary Issue No 2) pp. 5-5
2020 Malaysian female users’ purchase intentions of celebrity-endorsed products on Instagram: A parasocial interaction perspective. Search Journal of Media and Communication Research, 12 (1) pp. 93-109
2020 The mediating effect of employee’s job satisfaction on the relationship between transformational leadership style and employee well-being among Malaysian academics. Human Communication Journal, 3 (1) pp. 18-35
2020 Towards adabic intercultural communication. Journal of Islamic, Social, Economics and Development, 5 (31) pp. 35-49
2020 Upholding the right work ethic when working from home during COVID-19 pandemic. IIUM Emotional and Psychological Support Site, () pp.
2019 Celebrity-fan engagement on Instagram and its influence on the perception of hijab culture among Muslim women in Malaysia. Jurnal Komunikasi: Malaysian Journal of Communication, 35 (1) pp. 286-302
2019 Factors driving the intention to adopt a tobacco-free policy among employees in a public higher education institution. Intellectual Discourse, 27 (2) pp. 431-453
2019 The influence of media on hijab wearing in Malaysia: a study among Malays = Pengaruh media terhadap pemakaian hijab di Malaysia: satu kajian di kalangan orang Melayu. Journal of Islam in Asia, 16 (1 Special Issue: Islam in the China Seas) pp. 325-350
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
2018 Dakwah melalui media baharu di Malaysia: peluang atau cabaran?. Al Hikmah, 10 (1) pp. 119-128
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 Religiosity and its impact on Twitter use and viewing of Islamic reality television shows among university students in Malaysia. Journal of Islam in Asia, 15 (3 Special Issue) pp. 356-382
2018 Situational social support groups for information sharing in times of disaster: a case of 2014 floods in Malaysia. Human Communication: A Journal of the Pacific and Asian Communication Association, 1 (1) pp. 1-15
2018 The mediating effect of reading on the relationships between awareness, perception and attitude towards satisfaction with IIUM Today campus newspaper. Forum Komunikasi, 13 (2) pp. 33-52
2018 Usage of mobile phones among flood victims in Malaysia. Malaysian Journal of Media Studies, 20 (2) pp. 1-12
2017 Following Islamic reality show personalities on twitter: a uses and gratification approach to understanding parasocial interaction and social media use. Intellectual Discourse, 25 (Special Issue) pp. 637-659
2017 Media agenda and public agenda: A study of issues during the 13th general election. Jurnal Komunikasi (Malaysian Journal of Communication), 33 (2) pp. 13-26
2017 Mixed method in political communication research: the study of media usage & voting behavior as a case analysis. E-Bangi: Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities, Special Issue (1) pp. 24-33
2015 Exploring the use of social media during the 2014 flood in Malaysia. Procedia Social and Behavioral Sciences, 211 () pp. 931-937
2015 Framing Islam-related issues during GE13: an analysis of Malaysian mainstream newspapers. Intellectual Discourse, 23 (1) pp. 7-30
2014 Hijab wearing phenomenon among Muslim women in Malaysia: a quantitative study . Kulliyyah Research Bulletin, 5 (2) pp. 4-8
2013 The acceptance of TV Islamic reality shows by the Malay community . Ulum Islamiyyah - The Malaysian Journal of Islamic Sciences, 10 () pp. 93-116
Conference or Workshop Item

2020 Do differences make a difference? Understanding the dynamics of diversity in university community engagement workgroups. In: Communication Research Webinar (CORENA) 2020,
2020 Factors influencing confidence in the government during Tun Mahathir’s leadership era among industrial workers. In: WAPOR Asia 3rd Annual Conference,
2020 Managing social media health information seeking on COVID-19: The perspective of staff and students from a Malaysian public university. In: WAPOR Asia 3rd Annual Conference:,
2020 Managing social media INFORMATION during the Covid-19 pandemic: The TMIM perspective. In: Communication Research Seminar (CORENA 2020),
2020 Social media use in managing COVID-19 pandemic in higher educational institutions. In: International Seminar on the Roles of Universities in Responding to Psychosocial Issues in Community (ISRUPIC 2019),
2019 Managing diversity: enhancing team experience in university community engagement (UCE). In: International Seminar on the Roles of Universities in Responding to Psychosocial Issues in Community (ISRUPIC 2019),
2019 Media of da’wah (Wasā’il-al-da’wah): The case of Islamic reality TV shows. In: International Conference on Religion, Culture and Spirituality for Muslim Society,
2019 Predictors of voting behavior & support towards Malaysian leaders: A study among factory workers in Malaysia. In: Communication Research Seminar (CORENA) 2019,
2019 The adoption of Korean popular culture among IIUM students. In: LCE International 2019: The 1st International Language, Culture and Education,
2019 The impact of leadership style and staff well-being on job satisfaction among academic staff in a Malaysian public university. In: International Conference of Religion, Governance and Sustainable Development (ICRDG 2019),
2018 Celebrity fan-engagement on Instagram and how it influences perceptions on hijab culture among young Muslim women in Malaysia. In: International Seminar on Media and Communication (ISMEC 2018),
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),
2017 Factors influencing reading of IIUM today: a campus newspaper. In: 1st Melaka International Conference on Social Sciences 2017 (MELICOSS’17).,
2017 The mediating effect of reading IIUM today on the relationships among awareness, perception, and attitude with satisfaction. In: International Conference on Media and Communication 2017 (MENTION2017),
2016 Usage of mobile phones among victims during the 2014 flood in Malaysia. In: The 9th Malaysia International Conference on Languages, Literatures and Cultures (MICOLLAC 2016),
2015 Exploring the use of social media for information sharing during the 2014 flood in Malaysia. In: 2nd Global Conference on Business and Social Sciences (GCBSS 2015),
2015 Media and politics: a study among youth in Malaysia. In: 2015 Asian Network for Public Opinion Research (ANPOR) Annual Conference,
2014 Attitude and impact changes of hijab wearing among Muslim Malay women in Malaysia. In: 10th Biennial Convention of the Pacific and Asian Communication Association (PACA 2014),
2014 Perception of issues by factory workers in Malaysia: the role of media. In: 2014 Asian Network for Public Opinion Research (ANPOR) Annual Conference,
2013 Exposure and impact of TV Islamic reality show among Malay community. In: 1st World Congress on Integration and Islamicisation of Acquired Human Knowledge (FWCII 2013),
2013 Hijab wearing among Malay women in Malaysia: media or social influence?. In: Biennial International Conference on Media & Communication (MENTION) 2013,
2013 Media coverage of Islam-related news during General Election 13: Analysis of mainstream newspapers. In: International Seminar on GE13: An Analysis and Aftermath,
2013 Newspapers and politics in Malaysia: the coverage of Islam-related news during the 13th General Election. In: Biennial International Conference on Media & Communication (MENTION 2013),
2012 The acceptance of TV Islamic reality shows by the Malay community. In: 21st Annual Media Institute of Communication Conference (AMIC) Annual Conference,
2011 The dynamics of communication in ethnically diverse groups: the experiences of academics. In: ANZCA 2011,
2010 Exploring facilitators and inhibitors of communication in ethnically diverse groups: the experience of academician. In: Ethnographic and Qualitative Research Conference 2010,
2009 Communicating in ethnically diverse groups: the Malaysian experience. In: Australia and New Zealand Communication Conference 2009,
Book

2017 Middle managers’ stories : Understanding culture in Malaysian organisation. IIUM Press, International Islamic University Malaysia, ISBN: 978-967-418-560-2
2017 Viral video in Malaysia. IIUM Press, ISBN: 978-967-418-559-6
Book Section

2018 Maintaining family resilience among flood victims through new media usage. In: USIM Press, Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia, ISBN: 978-967-440-564-9, pp. 110-120