Use this URL to cite or link to this record in EThOS:
Title: Attitudes towards religion and morality among secondary school students : a study in contemporary Islamic educational thought'
Author: Al-Failakawi, Fahad Ahmad
ISNI:       0000 0004 2668 5802
Awarding Body: The University of Birmingham
Current Institution: University of Birmingham
Date of Award: 2003
Availability of Full Text:
Access from EThOS:
This study investigated attitudes towards religion and morality among a selected group of Secondary School (fourth grade) students in the state of Kuwait. Two measuring scales, namely Attitude toward Religion (ATR) and Attitude toward Morality (ATM), were constructed to measure students' orientation. The findings suggested that most of students hold high positive Attitudes toward Religion and Morality and that there is a close relationship between their behaviour - measured by a five-point prayer frequency scale- and ATR and ATM. The thesis included nine chapters covering theoretical and empirical investigation. The study begins with a critical review of previous literature and gives a general outline of Islamic Education thought and the Educational System of Kuwait. A quantitative methodology has been applied and the computer software programme, SPSS, for data analysis has been used. The sample used includes 750 students selected randomly from five Educational Districts comprising both male and female Secondary School students. An elaborative descriptive and inferential data analysis is given in order to validate the several findings of the study. In addition, the study displayed variance of figures and tables in order to clarify the different independent factors and variables and their relationships. At the end, a number of relevant appendices are added. High scores recorded on the ATM and ATR scales show that most students recognized the importance Islamic religious and moral values in their lives. The study recommended that the Islamic Education curriculum should have a special information technology component whereby students are introduced to 'Islam through multimedia means. On the whole, the study by its empirical investigation aimed to contribute to the theory and practice of contemporary Islamic Educational thought.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: JISC Digital Islam
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
EThOS ID:  DOI: Not available