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ERIC Number: ED306152
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1987-Jul
Pages: 310
Abstractor: N/A
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Islamic Values and Commitment among Hausa Muslim Students: An Empirical Study.
Saleemi, Abdul Hamid
This research examined two separate but related issues in Nigerian education. One, it attempted to assess the impact of Islamic and Western-type institutions upon the acquisition of religious knowledge and performance of religious duties among Hausa Muslim youth. Second, it addressed itself to measuring the religious devoutness of Muslims by applying the Glock and Stark Theory of Religious Commitment. The study developed scales appropriate to Muslims to measure religious practices, religious knowledge, religious beliefs, attitudes towards religion (Islam), and consequences of religion. Attitude toward work was also measured and was correlated with religious commitment. Findings revealed that religious institutions were effective in imparting religious knowledge in females, but had little impact on males. Conversely, in the case of religious practice, males showed a positive impact of religious institutions, while females indicated the lowest religious practice score. The study found that urban/rural variables had no significant effect upon religious commitment and that students from lower socioeconomic levels were more committed to their religions than were those of high socioeconomic status. Somehow religious practices of this group have shown to be poor indicators of religious commitment. It is recommended that Islamic institutions should be given a clear and explicit mandate so that both teachers and students know what they are expected to achieve. Religious knowledge should be imparted in an ordered, integrated manner to show its relevance to other domains of knowledge and its importance to the realities of everyday life. Survey instruments are provided and results are presented in 16 tables. A 260-item bibliography is included. (Author/GEA)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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