Measuring self-esteem, resilience, aggressive behavior and religious knowledge among women drug inmates in Malaysia

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Drug abuse remains a significant challenge that is preventing further progress and excellence of women in many ways. Therefore, the Malaysian government has made serious efforts at addressing the problem. Such action is intended to re-empower women whose lives are affected by drugs to live healthier, more prosperous lives and make a meaningful contribution to the economic development of the country and the world at large. This study was conducted to measure the level of identity (self-esteem, resilience, aggressive behavior and religious knowledge) among women drug inmates who undergo drug treatment and rehabilitation programs at rehabilitation centres in Malaysia. This study was conducted using a quantitative method which included a cross-sectional survey design. A total sample of 120 women inmates from rehabilitation centres located in Bachok, Kelantan were selected as respondents. The study found that most women inmates who were undergoing drug rehabilitation programs during the study showed a moderate level of self-esteem (67.2 percent), resilience (77.3 percent), aggressive behavior (80.7 percent) and religious knowledge (69.7 percent). The implication of the research findings is that current rehabilitation centres in Malaysia face a huge responsibility to rebuild the identity of women inmates following their release. Besides the need for social support and policy, concern over strengthening women inmates' self confidence and character are also crucial.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)31-43
Number of pages13
JournalPertanika Journal of Social Science and Humanities
Volume21
Issue numberDecember
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2013

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Keywords

  • Aggressive behavior
  • Religious knowledge
  • Resilience
  • Self-esteem
  • Women drug inmates

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  • Arts and Humanities(all)
  • Business, Management and Accounting(all)
  • Economics, Econometrics and Finance(all)
  • Social Sciences(all)

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