The influence of religious guidance and counseling on Malaysian prisoners' Selfconfidence

Jawiah Dakir, Khaidzir Ismail, Siti Rugayah Tibek, Noralina Omar

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This paper is based on a research on the model and integrated rehabilitation approach of religious guidance and counseling that was provided to selected prisoners in Malaysian prisons. The aims of the study are to identify the prisoners' acceptance of religious guidance module and counseling as well as to determine the influence of religious guidance and counseling method on the prisoner's self-confidence. This study using both quantitative and qualitative approach. A survey method was used to obtain the prisoners' acceptance of religious guidance module and counseling as the prison rehabilitation program and to determine the influence of religious guidance and counseling method on the prisoner's self-confidence. The observation technique was used to observe the implementation religious guidance module and counseling session conducted by the staffs. A group of 314 male and female prisoners who came from different religions and family background were selected as the respondents. The process of rehabilitation is carried out through special programs and one of them is the religious guidance and counseling program. The findings showed that majority of the prisoners expressed the need for religious guidance and counseling during their serving time. The respondents revealed that religious guidance and counseling program help them to build confidence to adapt with society. The observation of religious guidance and counseling session revealed that these group of people are really need someone who are willing to listen to their grievance besides letting out their anger and vengeance as well as lighten up their stress.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)687-692
Number of pages6
JournalAdvances in Natural and Applied Sciences
Volume6
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2012

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Keywords

  • Effective rehabilitation
  • Integrated rehabilitation
  • Prisoners
  • Religious guidance and counseling
  • Selfconfidence

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  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
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The influence of religious guidance and counseling on Malaysian prisoners' Selfconfidence. / Dakir, Jawiah; Ismail, Khaidzir; Tibek, Siti Rugayah; Omar, Noralina.

In: Advances in Natural and Applied Sciences, Vol. 6, No. 6, 04.2012, p. 687-692.

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