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Parenting, community, and religious predictors of positive and negative developmental outcomes among Muslim adolescents


Krauss, Steven Eric and Hamzah, Azimi and Ismail, Ismi Arif and Suandi, Turiman and Hamzah, Siti Raba’ah and Dahalan, Dzuhailmi and Idris, Fazilah (2014) Parenting, community, and religious predictors of positive and negative developmental outcomes among Muslim adolescents. Youth & Society, 46 (2). pp. 201-227. ISSN 0044-118X; ESSN: 1552-8499


Despite existing research on the contribution of social context and religiosity to adolescent behavioral outcomes, few studies have attempted to explore this topic among Muslim adolescents in non-Western settings, looking at both positive and negative outcomes. In response to this gap, the current study explored the effects of three dimensions of developmental assets (positive parenting, community support, and religiosity) on risk, prosocial, and thriving behaviors among Muslim adolescents (N = 895) from Malaysia. Hierarchical regression results revealed positive parenting as the greatest protective factor against risk behavior, religiosity as the most significant promotive factor of prosocial behaviors, and community support as the greatest contributor to adolescent thriving. In the final model, unique effects varied by outcome. The findings support the importance and universality of multiple levels of developmental assets for youth development, and highlight the need to better understand their interaction in non-Western cultural contexts.

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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Educational Studies
Institute for Social Science Studies
DOI Number: https://doi.org/10.1177/0044118X12464062
Publisher: Sage Publications
Keywords: Developmental outcomes; Positive youth development; Muslim youth; Malaysia
Depositing User: Nurul Ainie Mokhtar
Date Deposited: 01 Jun 2018 01:39
Last Modified: 05 Oct 2018 04:15
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URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/53282
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