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      Religiositi dan Kebimbangan dalam Kalangan Mangsa Banjir di Daerah Kubang Pasu, Kedah

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          Anxiety can arise due to various causes. Uncertainty and failure to anticipate any tragedy can induce fear differently among people. Flood tragedy may draw worries among those who had experienced it before. Anxiety is related with coping strategies to deal with it. One of the coping strategies is religious practice. This study is aimed to identify the level of religiosity and to explore the signs of anxiety among flood victims in Kubang Pasu district, Kedah. To meet the objectives, a total of 113 residents in Kubang Pasu, Kedah were purposively selected as respondents. The study found the religiosity level of most respondents is high. The study also found that flood victims show several signs of anxiety such as inability to relax, afraid of bad things happening, rapid heart rate, feeling not strong, fear, anxiety, worried and fear of death. They use religious practices such as reciting prayer, performing solat or reading the Qur’an to face the flood. In conclusion, Islamic practices can be used by victims when coping with any disasters, especially floods.  

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          Malaysia
          Malaysia
          Malaysia
          Malaysia
          Malaysia
          Journal
          Jurnal Pembangunan Sosial
          UUM Press
          September 29 2015
          : 18
          : 159-170
          Affiliations
          [1 ]Pusat Pengajian Pembangunan Sosial Universiti Utara Malaysia
          Article
          10.32890/jps.18.2015.11521

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