RELATIONSHIP AMONG ISLAMIC DRESS, RELIGIOUS VALUES AND ALTRUISTIC BEHAVIOR

MAHFUZA KHANAM

Abstract


The present study explored the relationship among Islamic dress, religious
values and altruistic behavior. For the study, a total of 120 individuals (60 males
and 60 females) were taken by purposive and convenient sampling method. The
age of the participants was ranged from 18 to 26 years. To measure altruistic
behavior, a pile of loose papers, some books, eraser, etc. and to measure the
religious values of the participants, the Allport-Vernon-Lidzey Value Scale were
applied on participants selected from different categories. Results showed that
dress is significantly correlated with religious values and altruistic behavior.
Significant differences have been found in both religious values and altruistic
behavior between the participants wearing secular dress and Islamic dress and
between male and female respondents. Significant interaction effect also has
been found between dress and gender. Result revealed that the participants
wearing Islamic dress have more religious values (M =37.31, SD = 6.89) and they
show greater altruistic behavior (M = 5.48, SD =1.64) than those wear Secular
dress (M =34.41, SD = 6.64 and M = 4.15, SD = 1.54) respectively. In terms of
gender difference, it has been found that boys reported significantly less
religious values (t = -2.14, p < .01) and greater altruistic behavior (t = 4.59, p <0.05)
in comparison to girls.


Keywords


Dress, Religious values and Altruistic behavior

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Dhaka University Journal of Biological Sciences ISSN 1021-2787 (Print) 2408-8501 (Online)