Knowledge-practice measure of Islamic religiosity (KPMIR): A case of high school muslim students in the United States

Mohammad Adnan Alghorani

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

    15 Citations (Scopus)

    Abstract

    The facet theory guided the construction of a new measure of Islamic religiosity, which assesses knowledge and practice of Islamic creed, acts of worship, appearance, jurisprudence, and history. The sample included 211 high school U.S. Muslim students who completed KPMIR's 100 multiple-choice questions. The validity and reliability (α = .92) of the scale were found to be adequate. Islamic religiosity scores were examined for different subgroups within the sample, based on gender, family origin, and school type (public versus Islamic). Girls scored significantly higher than boys. Arab and non-Arab students had comparable scores. Although students from Islamic schools and public schools reported comparable scores on KPMIR, Islamic knowledge scores showed a significant positive correlation with the number of years attended in Islamic schools.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)25-36
    Number of pages12
    JournalJournal of Muslim Mental Health
    Volume3
    Issue number1
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Mar 1 2008

    Keywords

    • American Muslim
    • Islamic religiosity
    • Islamic school
    • Muslim student

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Health(social science)
    • Clinical Psychology
    • Psychiatry and Mental health

    Fingerprint

    Dive into the research topics of 'Knowledge-practice measure of Islamic religiosity (KPMIR): A case of high school muslim students in the United States'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

    Cite this