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Title: Muslim surfers on the internet : using the theory of planned behaviour to examine the factors influencing engagement in online religious activities
Authors: Ho, Shirley S.
Lee, Waipeng
Hameed, Shahiraa Sahul
Keywords: Social sciences::Communication
Issue Date: 2008
Source: Ho, S. S., Lee, W., & Hameed, S. S. (2008). Muslim surfers on the internet : using the theory of planned behaviour to examine the factors influencing engagement in online religious activities. New Media & Society, 10(1), 93-113. doi:10.1177/1461444807085323
Journal: New Media & Society
Abstract: This study seeks to describe the types of religious activities Muslim surfers in Singapore engage in on the internet, and uses the theory of planned behaviour as a theoretical framework to examine how internet perception, subjective norms, perceived behavioural control, internet self-efficacy, religiosity and other key demographic variables affect the use of the internet for religious purposes among Muslim surfers in Singapore. A total of 578 Muslim internet users aged 18 and above participated in a computer-assisted telephone interviewing survey in May 2004. We found that Muslim surfers tend to engage in online activities that were more related to personal religious concerns than those activities that were related to traditional institutional religion. Findings also indicate that perceived social pressure from the Muslim community, internet self-efficacy, and religiosity were positively related to engagement in online religious activities, while age was negatively related to engagement.
URI: https://hdl.handle.net/10356/141887
ISSN: 1461-4448
DOI: 10.1177/1461444807085323
Rights: © 2008 SAGE Publications. All rights reserved. This paper was published in New Media & Society and is made available with permission of SAGE Publications.
Fulltext Permission: open
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