Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Language, Education, Humanities and Innovation 2015
ISBN 978-967-13879-0-0

Islamic Religiosity Index Among Malay Students of The Secondary Schools in Malaysia

Bhasah Abu Bakar, Norakyairee Mohd Raus, Maziahtusima Ishak, Sakinah Ahmad, Razak Mohd

Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia


The appreciation of Islamic values among the secondary school students has become an issue that needs to be addressed by society. There are many social problems are now arising, and will probably become epidamic if it is not being checked at the outset. One way to foresee the conditions that may occur in the future is to create a spiritual index that can explain the current situation, which will postulate or predict the future. The formation of Islamic Value Index ( IVI ) was developed by combining all the components of Islamic practices that were being taught at the primary school and became the basis of Islamic curriculum and an indicator of the future practices. Researchers managed to filter seven components of the Islamic values that had been collected and identified from the curriculum and become the basis of IVI. The instrument used for the IVI studies was earlier developed by Bhasah et al (2010 ) consisting of twelve components later reduced to seven components, which include: (i) solat, (ii) doa, (iii) Quran recitation , (iv) memorizing the Quran, (v) sunatullah, (vi) Self-commitment and (vii) environment (family, teachers, school and friends). Through the process of factor analysis, the number of items were reduced to 80 with each having a factor loading minimum 0.30 and more than 50 % of these items have factor loadings greater than 0.50. Reliability of the instrument equal to Cronbach alpha of 0.96.


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