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Measuring takaful agents' understanding towards the objectives and concepts of Takaful

Che Mohd Salleh, Marhanum and Abdullah, Nurdianawati Irwani and Razali, Siti Salwani (2013) Measuring takaful agents' understanding towards the objectives and concepts of Takaful. Journal of Islamic Finance, 2 (1). pp. 20-30. ISSN 2289-2117 (O), 2289-2109 (P)

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As the Takaful industry increasingly taking innovative steps to improvise their marketing efforts, the introduction of Wakala system (agency system) is further enhanced. Takaful agents not only oblige to sell Takaful products, but they are also responsible to educate public pertaining to the objective and importance of Takaful products. Without excellent and proper understanding, the Takaful agents would fail to fulfill their responsibility to market the Takaful products. This study thus, investigates the Takaful agents’ understanding towards the objective and concept of Takaful besides the factors that contribute to their understanding. In addition, it is done to confirm the measurement items constructed to examine the agents’ knowledge on Takaful objectives and concept. Self constructed survey questionnaire was distributed to agents of Prudential Bsn Takaful Bhd. A descriptive statistic analysis and factor analysis was utilised to measure the level of understanding among the agents and also the factors contributed to their understanding. Results indicated that the level of understanding among the Takaful agents still discontented. Furthermore, learning culture has become the most influential factor to enhance the agents’ understanding. Overall, the results of this study would reflect the Takaful industry to prepare an effective learning environment to their agents in order to strengthen their marketing efforts.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 7080/37254
Uncontrolled Keywords: Takaful agent, Understanding, Takaful objective, Takaful concept
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HA Statistics > HA154 Statistical data
H Social Sciences > HA Statistics > HA29 Theory and method of social science statistics
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Economics and Management Sciences > Department of Finance
Depositing User: Dr. Marhanum Che Mohd Salleh
Date Deposited: 09 Jul 2014 14:36
Last Modified: 09 Jul 2014 14:36
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/37254

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