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Exploring the effectiveness of the Islamic Spiritual Enhancement Module (ISEM) in reducing stress among university students.

Abdul Khaiyom, Jamilah Hanum and Abdullah Zawawi, Nur Afiqah Izzati and Faris, Waleed Fekry and Bahari, Che Amnah and Abdul Razak, Abdul Latif and Mohamad, Mardiana and Abdullah, Fatimah (2020) Exploring the effectiveness of the Islamic Spiritual Enhancement Module (ISEM) in reducing stress among university students. In: Scholarship Advancement Project Seminar 2020, KIRKHS, IIUM Gombak. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Young adults have been found to be one of the largest age groups that suffer from mental health problems. For the past few decades, literature has found that psycho-spiritual interventions are effective in reducing psychological distress. However, very minimal literature studied its effectiveness on variables such as quality of life and religiosity. The current study aims to explore the effectiveness of a pilot program using a newly developed Islamic Spiritual Enhancement Module (ISEM). A quasi-experimental research design was used. 36 participants given their agreement to participate at the beginning of the intervention but only eight completed the intervention. Measures used in the study comprised of 14-item Stress scale from the Depression Anxiety Stress Scale-42, Perceived Stress Scale-10 item, and 26-item of World Health Organization-Quality of Life-BREF (WHOQoL-BREF), and 10-item IIUM Religiosity Scale (IIUMRelS). 2.5 hour 7-weekly group intervention was conducted with the participants. Results found that there was a significant reduction of stress after the intervention but no significant differences were found in other measures used. Limitations and suggestions for future research were discussed.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Slide Presentation)
Additional Information: 5374/87572
Uncontrolled Keywords: Exploring the effectiveness of the Islamic Spiritual Enhancement Module (ISEM) , reducing stress, university students.
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology > BF636 Applied psychology
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BL Religion
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BP Islam. Bahaism. Theosophy, etc
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA790 Public Health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine - Mental Health. Mental Illness Prevention
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences
Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences > Department of Psychology
Depositing User: Dr Jamilah Hanum Abdul Khaiyom
Date Deposited: 04 Feb 2021 14:28
Last Modified: 04 Feb 2021 14:28
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/87572

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