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Meaning in life among Muslim students

Mohamad, Mardiana and Abd. Razak, Abdul latif and Olagoke, Salami Mutiu (2011) Meaning in life among Muslim students. Procedia Social and Behavioral Sciences, 30. pp. 743-747. ISSN 1877-0428

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Meaning in life as a psychological phenomenon is only understood based on the Western perspective which calls for exploring Muslims’ perception about the concept. Fifteen Muslim postgraduate students from the IIUM participated in the study. With the use of a semi-structured interview that lasted for 12-25 minutes for each participant, six themes emerged from the transcribed data. Findings reveal that Muslim students perceive that having a close relationship with God and serving His purpose helps them to perceive life to be meaningful.. Implications for the study based on cultural and existential factors and religion were also discussed.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 2011/12055
Uncontrolled Keywords: Meaning in life; existential psychology; religiousity; Muslim Students
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology > BF501 Motivation
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences > Department of Psychology
Depositing User: Dr Mardiana Mohamad
Date Deposited: 08 Feb 2012 17:33
Last Modified: 23 Apr 2012 08:31
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/12055

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