Islamic conception of psychological nature of man; development and validation of scale with special reference to Al-Ghazali’s model

Abstract

This paper aims to develop and validate a scale for Islamic conception of psychological nature of man. Al-Ghazali’s model of psychological nature of man considered as the theoretical background of the study. Content validity test and factor analysis are used to refine measurement items and define and validate the scale. In total, 362 samples were collected from Islamic banking practitioners in UAE. Item statements are refined through content validation test. Three dimensions are extracted, i.e. ‘Intellect,’ ‘Satanic element’ ‘Divine Knowledge,’ through exploratory factor analysis and evidence of validation of scale/construct is reported through confirmatory factor analysis.

Keywords

Scale development, Confirmatory factor analysis (CFA), Al-Ghazali’s model of psychological nature of man, Content validity test, Exploratory factor analysis (EFA)

Citation

Shamsudheen, Shinaj Valangattil & Rosly, Saiful Azhar. (2018). Islamic conception of psychological nature of man; development and validation of scale with special reference to Al-Ghazali’s model. International Journal of Ethics and Systems, 34 (3), pp. 321-337.

Publisher

Emerald Publishing Limited

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