Action Research on Maintaining Islamic Way of Behavior of Youth in the Three Southern Border Provinces: A Case Study of Sarong Village, Yarang Sub-district, Khotoom District, Pattani Province

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Kasetchai Laeheem
Dolmanance Baka
Hasbullah Tahe
Sasuree Walee

Abstract

 This action research was both qualitative and quantitative methods, which aimed to investigate the problem and the results of promoting Islamic way behavior among youth in Ban Sarong, Khao Tum Sub- district, Yarang District, Pattani Province. Qualitative data were  collected from a discussion forum and focus group. Ten representatives were selected to represent local people, religious groups, youth leaders, and parents. The data were analyzed using content analysis. Quantitative data were collected from 70 youth involved to action performed according to plan. The data were analyzed using independent samples ttest and paired samples t-test. The research findings revealed that 1) most Muslim leaders recognized and assigned importance to promoting youth behavior in accordance with the Islamic way of life; however, the leaders lacked knowledge and understanding of the youth. The youth did not see the importance of the behavior being promoted and as a result did not put attention to the activities. As a result, the promotion of behaviors in accordance with the Islamic way of life was not successful. Moreover, 2) the youths in the experimental group who participated in activities organized by the Sarong Conservation Club had a significantly higher level of Islamic way behavior than those in the control group who participated in activities organized by the mosque at .01.

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Kasetchai Laeheem, คณะศิลปศาสตร์ มหาวิทยาลัยสงขลานครินทร์เลขที่ 15 ถนนกาญจนวณิชย์ ตำบลหาดใหญ่ อำเภอหาดใหญ่ จังหวัดสงขลา 90112

Faculty of Liberal Arts, Prince of Songkla University

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