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Amanah and Muslim identity: relationships with religious and psychological adjustment in Malaysia

Tekke, Mustafa and Watson, Paul J. and Kayadibi, Saim and Chen, Zhuo Job (2018) Amanah and Muslim identity: relationships with religious and psychological adjustment in Malaysia. Journal of Religion and Health. pp. 1-14. ISSN 0022-4197

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Abstract

Amanah refers to the accountability of Muslims to their community. In Malaysian Muslim university students (N = 209), an Amanah Scale predicted a stronger sense of identity along with more adaptive religious and psychosocial functioning. Multiple regression analyses identified Accountability to Society as especially influential, but Accountability to Allah exhibited at least some problematic implications. Amanah mediated Identity linkages with some measures of religious and psychological adjustment, but also suppressed Identity relationships with greater self-knowledge and lower anxiety. These data confirmed the importance of communal commitments in Muslim mental health, suggested that accountability may have limited liabilities as well as more obvious psychosocial advantages, and identified possible complexities in the assessment of Accountability to Allah.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 6485/66020
Uncontrolled Keywords: Amanah; Identity; Muslim personality adjustment; Malaysia; Religious orientations
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes: Kulliyyah of Economics and Management Sciences
Kulliyyah of Economics and Management Sciences > Department of Economics
Depositing User: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Saim Kayadibi
Date Deposited: 26 Sep 2018 16:35
Last Modified: 26 Sep 2018 16:35
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/66020

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