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Internet influence on materialism among urban muslim women: Some challenges to the ummah

Wok, Saodah and Abdullah, Kalthom (2011) Internet influence on materialism among urban muslim women: Some challenges to the ummah. In: National Seminar on New Media and Islamic Issues: Challenges and Opportunities, 26 September 2011, ISTAC, KL. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Internet use is fast penetrating into the lives of urban women. The Internet can also influence materialism, due to the gratification of the medium, on the urban Muslim women in Malaysia. As such, this study tries (1) to explore the users of the Internet among urban Muslim women in Malaysia; (2) to determine the amount of money spent on selected material possession; (3) to examine the level of dependency on and skills in, usage, believability, and influence of the Internet; (4) to determine level materialism among urban Muslim women; (5) and to study the relationships between the Internet related variables and materialism among urban Muslim women. The theory used for the study is Cognitive Dissonance Theory (Festinger, 1957). A total of 357 Malay urban women participated in the study. Data were collected through survey research design using questionnaire as the instrument of the study. Data was analyzed using SPSS WIN 16 to answer the objectives of the study and to test the hypotheses postulated.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Full Paper)
Additional Information: 2899/15056
Uncontrolled Keywords: Internet influence, materialism, urban Muslim women, Cognitive Dissonance Theory
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BP Islam. Bahaism. Theosophy, etc > BP1 Islam > BP174 The Practice of Islam > BP185.7 Mass media and telecommunication in Islam
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BP Islam. Bahaism. Theosophy, etc > BP1 Islam > BP174 The Practice of Islam > BP185.7 Mass media and telecommunication in Islam

H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General) > H61.8 Communication of information
H Social Sciences > HE Transportation and Communications > HE7601 Telecommunication and industry. Telegraph
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes: Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences > Department of Communication
Depositing User: Prof. Dr. Saodah Wok
Date Deposited: 09 Feb 2012 16:15
Last Modified: 18 Sep 2013 15:54
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/15056

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