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Examining level of spirituality among Malaysian youth


Nik Abdullah, Nik Safiah and Abdul Ghani, Abdullah and Maamor, Selamah and Abd. Wahab, Norazlina and Ahmad Razimi, Mohd Shahril and Aziz, Ahmad Bashir and Elias, Nor Hanim (2018) Examining level of spirituality among Malaysian youth. Indian Journal of Public Health Research & Development, 9 (11). p. 1515. ISSN 0976-0245

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Abstract

The aim of this study is to examine the level of spirituality among Malaysian youth. The sample for the study consisted of 4, 703 youths through the stratified random sampling method. In this study the spirituality level for the sample were measured. This quantitative research was conducted using a survey method through questionnaires distributed to a total of 4, 703 youths age between 15 to 40 years from all races, religions and education backgrounds throughout Malaysia. This study applies a systematic stratified random sampling and the data obtained was analyzed using descriptive statistics, t-test and analysis of variance (ANOVA). The result showed that the level of spiritual among Malaysian youth is relatively high with mean at 8.02 out of 10. The spirituality level of Malaysian youth was also found to differ according to category of gender, religion, ethnic, category of primary school, category of secondary school, highest academic qualification at school level and highest academic qualification. This result implies that the level of spirituality is still have room for improvement and the government, non-government organisation as well as parents should take into consideration all the background of the youth when planning any spirituality development program. These to ensure that the program will be effective to increase their level of spirituality once its suitable with their needs according to their different background.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Spirituality, Mental health, Malaysian youth.
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions: Islamic Business School
Depositing User: Mrs. Norazmilah Yaakub
Date Deposited: 12 May 2020 03:42
Last Modified: 12 May 2020 03:42
URI: http://repo.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/27014

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