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Investigating the relationship between religious lifestyle and social health among Muslim teachers

Alim Al Ayub Ahmed, Aan Komariah, Supat Chupradit, Bai Rohimah, Dian Anita Nuswantara, Nuphanudin Nuphanudin, Trias Mahmudiono, Wanich Suksatan, Dodi Ilham
HTS Teologiese Studies / Theological Studies | Vol 78, No 4 | a7335 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/hts.v78i4.7335 | © 2022 Alim Al Ayub Ahmed, Aan Komariah, Supat Chupradit, Bai Rohimah, Dian Anita Nuswantara, Nuphanudin Nuphanudin, Trias Mahmudiono, Wanich Suksatan, Dodi Ilham | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 08 January 2022 | Published: 23 June 2022

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Alim Al Ayub Ahmed, School of Accounting, Jiujiang University, Jiangxi, China
Aan Komariah, Department of Educational Administration, Universitas Pendidikan Indonesia, Bandung, Indonesia
Supat Chupradit, Department of Occupational Therapy, Faculty of Associated Medical Sciences, Chiang Mai University, Chiang Mai, Thailand
Bai Rohimah, Faculty of Teacher Training and Education, Universitas Sultan Ageng Tirtayasa, Banten, Indonesia
Dian Anita Nuswantara, aculty of Economic and Business, Universitas Negeri Surabaya Kampus Unesa Ketintang, East Java, Indonesia
Nuphanudin Nuphanudin, Department of Social Science, Faculty of Education, The National Military Academy of Indonesia, Magelang, Indonesia
Trias Mahmudiono, Department of Nutrition, Faculty of Public Health, Universitas Airlangga, Surabaya, Indonesia
Wanich Suksatan, Faculty of Nursing, HRH Princess Chulabhorn College of Medical Science, Chulabhorn Royal Academy, Bangkok, Thailand
Dodi Ilham, Faculty of Islam, Institut Agama Islam Negeri Palopo, Sulawesi Selatan, Indonesia


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Abstract

Lifestyles are evidence for the influence of systems, cultures and civilisations within various societies. In view of that, all systems of thought aim to maintain certain ways of living in citizens to implement their ideals. Furthermore, if societies do not accept the lifestyles introduced by such systems, their intellectual foundations and values are rejected. In this regard, the Islamic lifestyle does not imply giving up all pleasures and blessings, but it takes on a divine colour to all pleasures. The objective of this study was to investigate the relationship between religious lifestyle and social health among 1000 Muslim teachers working in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, over a period of six months, in 2020–21. Utilising the simple random sampling method, 278 teachers were thus selected as the statistical sample and then completed some questionnaires on Islamic lifestyle and social health. Data analysis was also performed using the structural equation modeling (SEM) in the Linear Structural Relations (LISREL) statistical software package. The results demonstrated a significant positive correlation between Islamic lifestyle and social health (p = 0.58, t = 6.84).

Contribution: The study results showed the importance of Islamic lifestyle in improving teachers’ social health.


Keywords

religious lifestyle; Islamic lifestyle; Islam; religion; social health; teacher

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