Religiosity of Muslim Adolescents in Nine Malaysian Secondary Schools
Hanafiah M Salleh, and Mohamed Hatta S., and Mohd Idris M Nor, and Khadijah Shamsuddin, and Kasmini Kassim, and Nurmalayati Moktar, and Rohani Ismail, (2000) Religiosity of Muslim Adolescents in Nine Malaysian Secondary Schools. Malaysian Journal of Psychiatry, 8 (2). pp. 18-25. ISSN 0128-8628
Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Faculty of Medicine, Dept. of Public Health
The Hatta Islamic Religiosity Scale 1996 (HIRS96) was used to measure the religiosity of Muslim adolescents in 9 secondary schools of Kuala Lumpur and Gombak, Selangor. On Quran Reading, results showed that 50.7% completed reading it, 39.3% have not completed reading it, and 10.0% did not read it. On the Enjoining of Good and Forbidding Wrong, results showed that 54.9% would use words of advice, 33.1% would pray silently, 7.2% would do nothing and 4.8%would use the hands. The Islamic Religiosity Index was constructed by arbitrarily giving maximum scores of 5 for Quran Reading, 15 for Islamic Knowledge, 10 for Islamic Practice, and 20 for Enjoining Good and Forbidding Wrong. A total of wrong scores of 20 or less were considered poor, 21-30moderate, 31-40 good and 41-50 excellent. In general, the results showed that the religiosity of these adolescents were moderate.
|Additional Information:||This study is being supported by the IRPA No.06-02-02-0017 project grant|
|Keywords:||Islam, religiosity, adolescent, psychiatry|
|Subjects:||R Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Nursing|
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