Factors related to religious commitment of rural older woman in Malaysia

W. A. Wan-Ibrahim, Zainab Ismail

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Abstract

The person aged 60 years and above is growing in Malaysia. Following the growing number of older persons, particularly for Muslim communities, issue of religious commitment has been an interesting issue to be discussed. The aim of this article is to explore the factors related to religious commitment of rural older woman in Felda Chiku, in district of Gua Musang, Kelantan, Malaysia. Using a convenience sampling technique, a total of 70 older residents aged 50 years and above in Felda Chiku was selected as respondents. Results reveal that almost all of older women have high level of religious commitment. Information from unstructured interviews with the respondents as well as with several informants found that five factors related to the high commitment of elderly women in religious commitment, which are age changes, religious environment, fear of rejected by community members, want to socialize and religious activities in study area.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1746-1749
Number of pages4
JournalMiddle - East Journal of Scientific Research
Volume20
Issue number12
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014

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Factors related to religious commitment of rural older woman in Malaysia. / Wan-Ibrahim, W. A.; Ismail, Zainab.

In: Middle - East Journal of Scientific Research, Vol. 20, No. 12, 2014, p. 1746-1749.

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