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Validity and reliability of the Malay version of Duke University Religion Index (DUREL-M) among a group of nursing student

Mohamad Shariff, Nurasikin and A., Aini and Ng, Chong Guan and Ahmad Adlan, Aida Syarinaz (2010) Validity and reliability of the Malay version of Duke University Religion Index (DUREL-M) among a group of nursing student. Malaysian Journal of Psychiatry, 19 (2). (1-5). ISSN 2232-0385

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Background: Duke University Religion Index (DUREL) is a brief and easy to use instrument for measurement of religious commitment. Objective: The aim of this study was to validate the Malay version of DUREL (DUREL-M)among a group of nursing students. Methods: This is a cross-sectional validation study conducted in a nursing school involved a group of year 1 nursing students. The students were given the Malay version of DUREL,Malay version of General Health Questionnaire (GHQ), Malay version of Brief COPE, Malay version of Depression Anxiety Stress Scale(DASS21),English version of DUREL. A week later, they were again given the Malayversion of DUREL. Results: The instrument displayed good parallel reliability (0.70), test-retest reliability (0.68) (Spearman’s rho, p<0.01) and fair internal consistency (Cronbach’s alpha = 0.45). The positive correlation with the positive items in Brief COPE and negative correlation with the Malay version of GHQ and DASS confirmed its validity. Exploratory factor analysis using principle component extraction indicated that a single factor structure of the 5-items DUREL-M. Conclusions: The Malay version of DUREL demonstrated good psychometric properties in measuring religious commitment among a group of nursing student. It could be used on young educated Malaysian adolescents.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 5425/15614
Uncontrolled Keywords: Religious commitment, validation, Malay verdion, psychometric properties
Subjects: R Medicine > RT Nursing
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Nursing
Depositing User: Dr. nurasikin mohamad shariff
Date Deposited: 03 Feb 2012 09:53
Last Modified: 11 Nov 2016 14:56
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/15614

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