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Character traits and involvement in immoral acts among Malay adult prisoners


Laidin, Jamaliah and Roslan, Samsilah and Md. Aroff, Abdul Rahman and Mahyiddin, Rahil and Sabouripour, Fatemeh and Ghiami, Zeinab (2017) Character traits and involvement in immoral acts among Malay adult prisoners. In: 4th International Conference on Educational Research and Practice (ICERP) 2017, 26-27 July 2017, The Everly Hotel, Putrajaya. (pp. 163-170).


This study aimed to examine the relationship between character traits and involvement in immoral acts among Malay adult prisoners. Despite increased involvement of Malay adult in immoral acts research on internal factors, such as, traits, which contribute to immoral acts involvement, is lacking. The study involved 801 respondents randomly selected from the Kajang Prison inmates in the Klang Valley. Pearson Product Moment Correlation Coefficient indicated a positive correlation between blameworthy traits and involvement in immoral acts. Moreover, the result showed a significant negative relationship between praiseworthy traits and immoral acts involvement. Multiple linear regression analysis showed that seven predictors of the Islamic character traits contribute significantly towards immoral acts involvement among Malay adult prisoners. The study focused on an overall relationship between the Malay adult prisoners’ character traits and crimes committed without linking the character traits to specific crimes. The findings suggested that teaching ethics in Islamic studies should focus on the development of Islamic moral traits and character.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Divisions: Faculty of Educational Studies
Publisher: Faculty of Educational Studies, Universiti Putra Malaysia
Keywords: Immoral acts involvement; Character traits; Blameworthy traits; Praiseworthy traits
Depositing User: Nabilah Mustapa
Date Deposited: 19 Feb 2018 07:00
Last Modified: 19 Feb 2018 07:00
URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/58982
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