—Anxiety is form of psychological condition that can
cause serious harm to human mind and overall well being.
Today’s stressful and highly demanding work setting has
intensified the pressure and expectations felt by the
professionals in Malaysia. The intensity of stress may affect
general safety, health and even lifestyles or relationships of a
normally working persons. There are some people who turn to
God and religion as alternative to heal or cope with their
psychological discomfort. Thus, this study was conducted to
discuss the level of anxiety and other psychological discomforts
experienced by group of Muslim working people in several
sectors and examined how God consciousness and religiosity
could influence as a mechanism to control their anxiety. The
data was collected through random sampling of 38 working
citizens of Malaysia from several working sectors. This study
utilised two main instruments to measure the outcome: first,
‘Depression, Anxiety and Stress scale’ or ‘DASS’ to gauge the
level of anxiety and ‘Brief Religious Coping’ (BRCOPE) to
investigate religious coping performed by respondents in
dealing with their anxiety.
—Anxiety, stress, religious act, God
Husni Mohd Radzi, Sapora Sipon, and Khatijah Othman are with the
Faculties of Leadership and management, Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia,
Bandar Baru Nilai, 71700, Negeri Sembilan (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org,
Lilie Zahara Ramly is with the Universiti Tenaga Nasional, KM 7 Jalan
Ikram-UNITEN, 43000, Kajang, Selangor (e-mail: email@example.com).
Cite: Husni Mohd Radzi, Lilie Zahara Ramly, Sapora Sipon, and Khatijah Othman, " The Influence of God Consciousness and Religiosity in
Coping with Anxiety at Workplace among Malaysian
Muslim Professionals," International Journal of Social Science and Humanity vol. 4, no. 4, pp. 316-320, 2014.