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Religious socialization among Malaysian Muslim adolescents: a family structure comparison


Krauss, Steven Eric and Hamzah, Azimi and Ismail, Ismi Arif and Suandi, Turiman and Hamzah, Siti Rabaah and Dahalan, Dzuhailmi and Idris, Fazilah (2012) Religious socialization among Malaysian Muslim adolescents: a family structure comparison. Review of Religious Research, 54 (4). pp. 499-518. ISSN 0034-673X; ESSN: 2211-4866


Despite the plethora of research on correlates of adolescent religiosity, few studies have examined the contribution of socialization factors to adolescent religiosity in the context of non-Western Muslim samples from different family contexts. To address this gap, the current study explored the contribution of parenting (direct socialization) and community engagement (indirect socialization) factors on religiosity among 895 Malaysian Muslim high school students from single-/non-parent and two-parent families. T-test results showed that religiosity was higher for students from two-parent families than single-/non-parent parent homes. After controlling for (a) social desirability, (b) gender and (c) school type, the hypothesized factors of: parental attachment, parental religious socialization, parental supervision, youth organization involvement, school attachment, and mosque involvement significantly predicted religiosity for the full sample of students from both types of families. Hierarchical regression results further revealed that while both indirect and direct parental socialization factors were stronger predictors of religiosity for two-parent families than single-/non-parent families, direct parental socialization effects were more robust. Implications of the findings are discussed.

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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Institute for Social Science Studies
Publisher: Religious Research Association
Keywords: Religious socialization; Adolescents; Malaysia; Religiosity; Family structure
Depositing User: Nurul Ainie Mokhtar
Date Deposited: 04 Jun 2018 02:30
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2018 02:30
URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/53430
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