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Islamic Religiosity Scale, and Its Applied on the Relationship Between Religiosity and Selection of Islamic Bank

  • Usman, Hardius (Sekolah Tinggi Ilmu Statistik)
  • Received : 2015.06.15
  • Accepted : 2015.08.30
  • Published : 2015.09.30

Abstract

The purposes of this research are to develop a measurement of Islamic religiosity and applying these measurements to examine the relationship between religiosity and selection of the Islamic bank. Literature searches and in -depth interviews are used to obtain the statement item to build measurement. Furthermore, result of the religiosity measurement will be used to study the relationship between religiosity and the selection of the Islamic bank. Population of the study is Muslim who has bank(s) account. A total 375 questionnaires were distributed to the three groups of bank customers (125 respondents in each group). This res earch has successfully developed a measurement of religiosity, which is called Islamic Religiosity Scale (IRS). On the one hand, the study indicate that religiosity plays a significant role on the decision of customers to choose Islamic banks, because the degree of religiosity of Islamic bank customers is higher than conventional bank customers. Nevertheless, on other hand, this study also revealed that religiosity is not the only factor that influences customers to selecting the Islamic banks, because the degree of religiosity of Islamic bank customers do not differ significantly with customers who hold accounts in both bank.