The development of the Short Muslim Practice and Belief Scale

Tayyiba S K AlMarri, Tian P S Oei, Samir Al-Adawi

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Abstract

The majority of the measures of religious practice and belief found in the literature are for persons of the Christian faith; such measures for Muslims are scarce. As examining the role of religion in relation to alcohol consumption is difficult because of the lack of appropriate measures, in the current study, a brief measure of practice and belief for persons of the Islamic faith was developed. Arab Muslims living the United Arab Emirates and Oman (n = 611) and Asian Muslims living in Malaysia and Indonesia (n = 303) were surveyed. The Short Muslim Practice and Belief scale (Short-MPBS) was subjected to exploratory factor analysis and confirmatory factor analysis. These analyses indicated a 9-item measure with a two-factor structure was a good fit of the data. Internal consistency (α = 0.83) and validity were good. Participants who scored higher on the measure were likely to be lifelong alcohol abstainers.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)415-426
Number of pages12
JournalMental Health, Religion and Culture
Volume12
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2009

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Keywords

  • Alcohol
  • Arab
  • Islam
  • Psychometric
  • Scale development

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Clinical Psychology

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The development of the Short Muslim Practice and Belief Scale. / AlMarri, Tayyiba S K; Oei, Tian P S; Al-Adawi, Samir.

In: Mental Health, Religion and Culture, Vol. 12, No. 5, 07.2009, p. 415-426.

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AlMarri, Tayyiba S K ; Oei, Tian P S ; Al-Adawi, Samir. / The development of the Short Muslim Practice and Belief Scale. In: Mental Health, Religion and Culture. 2009 ; Vol. 12, No. 5. pp. 415-426.
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