IJSSH 2015 Vol.5(6): 561-565 ISSN: 2010-3646
DOI: 10.7763/IJSSH.2015.V5.518

Demographic Influence on Muslim Flood Victim Wellbeing in Flood Prone Districts in Malaysia

Husni Mohd Radzi, Sapora Sipon, Khatijah Othman, Nik Nadian Nisa Nik Nazli, and Zulkifli Abd Ghani
Abstract—This study compares the Muslim flood victims’ wellbeing and their practices of Muslim religious personality as coping strategies in dealing with disaster stress in four different districts in Malaysia. The studies involved a survey conducted in two separate studies involving four different districts in Peninsular Malaysia. The districts chosen were Kuala Terengganu and Dengkil for study one; while the other two districts were Besut in Terengganu and Salak Tinggi, in Sepang Selangor for the second study. A total of 200 flood victims had participated in this study with majority were from Malay origin and Muslim in faith. Both studies have gathered 100 sample for each studies. The participants were randomly selected in the flood relief center to answer the questionnaires given. The result was analyzed and compared descriptively. Lower education level has serious influence towards sample understanding of the item used. It also influenced the respondent job and income which have shaped the non-significant result of all the inventories used in these two studies.

Index Terms—Demographic characteristic, education level, Islamic teaching knowledge, young adult respondents, flood disaster coping mechanism.

The authors are with the Faculty of Leadership and Management, Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia (USIM) (e-mail: husni@uniten.edu.my, sapora@usim.edu.my, khatijah@usim.edu.my, nadian_nisa13@yahoo.com, drzulkip@usim.edu.my).

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Cite: Husni Mohd Radzi, Sapora Sipon, Khatijah Othman, Nik Nadian Nisa Nik Nazli, and Zulkifli Abd Ghani, " Demographic Influence on Muslim Flood Victim Wellbeing in Flood Prone Districts in Malaysia," International Journal of Social Science and Humanity vol. 5, no. 6, pp. 561-565, 2015.

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