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Resilience and well-being among orphans in Malaysia: a multidimensional perspective

Jaffer, Usman and Che Mohd Nassir, Che Mohd Nasril and Ahmed, Mohamed Ayaaz and Ahmad H Osman, Rahmah and Ilias, Muhammad Hafiz Khuzaifiz and Mohd Yusoff, Muhammad A’limu Al-Ssalam and Khuzairi, Izzati Fathini and Jaafar, Aliana Aishah and Abdul Manan, Nur Athilah Iwani and Zakaria, Siti Aisyah Najwa (2023) Resilience and well-being among orphans in Malaysia: a multidimensional perspective. International Journal of Education, Psychology and Counseling, 8 (52). pp. 854-864. E-ISSN 0128-164X

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This study investigates the well-being of orphans in Malaysia, focusing on their social, religious, and psychological dimensions. Drawing upon existing literature, the research explores the unique challenges faced by orphans, emphasising the need for resilience in the face of adversity. The study employs quantitative methods, using structured questionnaires to assess the well-being of eight female orphans aged 7 to 9 years and a 24-year-old caregiver at PJHKS, an orphanage in Kuantan, Pahang. The questionnaires cover aspects of demographic, social, religious, and psychological well-being. Statistical analysis reveals robust social well-being among the orphans, with an average score of 73%, and a strong adherence to religious practices. However, their psychological well-being reports a moderate average of 64%, indicating emotional and mental challenges. The study finds that the orphans exhibit positive social skills and attitudes, and their religious well-being is significantly shaped by the caregivers' dedication to Islamic teachings. However, psychological challenges persist, necessitating further support and intervention. The research emphasizes the crucial role of comprehensive care in enhancing the overall well-being of orphans and calls for more targeted efforts to address their diverse needs. The findings contribute to a deeper understanding of orphan well-being in Malaysia and offer insights for policy and practice in orphan care.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Orphans, Resilience, Well-being, Malaysia, Psychological Support
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BL Religion
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): International Institute of Islamic Thought and Civilization (ISTAC)
Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences > Department of Arabic Language and Literature
Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences > Department of Psychology
Kulliyyah of Pharmacy
Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences
Depositing User: Dr Usman Jaffer
Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2024 21:20
Last Modified: 06 Feb 2024 21:21
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/109992

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