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Values and their relationship to social problems in Malaysia: an Islamic framework

Haneef, Mohamed Aslam and Selamah , Abdullah Yusof and Mohd. Amin, Ruzita and Md. Noon, Hazizan (2002) Values and their relationship to social problems in Malaysia: an Islamic framework. American Journal of Islamic Social Sciences, 19 (3). pp. 57-78. ISSN 0742-6763

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Abstract

This study analyzes the relationship between values and socialproblems for Malaysian teenagers. Malaysia has undergone a tremendous social transformation that has affected many of its traditional and religious values and norms. This development is said to have contributed to a rise in social problems. Our basicpremises are that values are reflected by behavior and that religion plays an important role in Malaysians’ value formation. In this context, and since Islam is Malaysia’s official religion, the measurement of values is based on the works of al-Ghazali and Rokeach.1 Some suggestions also are provided for future development policies.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 541/603
Uncontrolled Keywords: Values, social problems, Malaysia
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes: Kulliyyah of Economics and Management Sciences
Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences
Depositing User: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Hazizan Md. Noon
Date Deposited: 28 Jun 2011 10:55
Last Modified: 30 Jun 2011 12:55
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/603

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