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Title: Religious Participations among the Older Persons in Malaysia
Authors: Zainab; I.; Wan Ibrahim; W.A. ; Elmi; B.
Aff: Department of Dakwah and Leadership Studies, Faculty of Islamic Studies,Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, 43600 UKM Bangi, Selangor, Malaysia
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Keywords: Religion; Religious Participation; Religious Activities; Elderly; Older People
Abstract:There are various religious activities conducted by the authority to increase the participation of the elderly
residents in the old folk’s home (Rumah Seri Kenangan), Malaysia. Religious activities of the elderly people
may take several forms. This study seeks to analyze the religious participation among the elderly residents in the
old folk’s home, Malaysia. This study also seeks to analyze some demographic and family background among
these elderly residents. To meet these objectives, a total of 203 elderly residents in the all nine old folk’s home
nationwide were selected. To get a true picture of their activities, respondents were asked whether or not they
participate in certain religious activities during the previous week before the survey. Data of this study
demonstrates the majority of the elderly residents are involved in certain religious activities conducted for them