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Moral character of Muslim personality: scale validation

Al-Ammar, Fawziah and Ahmed Mohamed, Ismaiel Hassanein and Nordin, Mohamad Sahari (2012) Moral character of Muslim personality: scale validation. Journal of Education and Practice, 3 (16). pp. 118-128. ISSN ISSN 2222-1735 (Paper) ISSN 2222-288X (Online)

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Abstract

Psychological personality theorists had something to say about morality, but the topic of Islamic morality remains largely unstudied. This study investigates the indicators of the Moral Character of Muslim Personality (MCMP) as given in the context of Qur’anic verses. The results of Confirmatory Factor Analyses on data collected from 312 Yemeni secondary school teachers confirm eight dimensionalities of MCMP. These constructs cooperation, striving with wealth and self, reconciliation, voluntary charity, truth, fulfilling promises,forgivingness, and steadfastness) were operated and tested. The eight character traits were found to be grouped under one rubric of MCMP. The findings of the study establish psychometrically sound instrument derived from Islamic theory. There are several implications from the study that call for further research.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 2171/28074
Uncontrolled Keywords: moral, character, Muslim personality, scale validation,and morality.
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB1050.9 Educational psychology
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Education
Depositing User: PROF SAHARI NORDIN
Date Deposited: 02 Jan 2013 15:45
Last Modified: 14 Feb 2013 04:00
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/28074

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