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

  • Received : 2015.08.03
  • Accepted : 2016.02.15
  • Published : 2016.02.28

Abstract

Purpose - The purposes of this research are to develop a measurement of Islamic religiosity and apply these measurements to examine the relationship between religiosity and selection of the Islamic bank. Research design, data, and methodology - Literature searches and in-depth interviews are used to obtain the statement items to build measurement. Furthermore, the result of 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). Result -This research has successfully developed a measurement of religiosity, which is called Islamic Religiosity Scale (IRS). Based on IRS, this study found that religiosity has a significant relationship to the selection of Islamic banks. Conclusions - The study indicates that religiosity plays a significant role on the decision of customers to choose Islamic banks. Nevertheless, this study also revealed that religiosity is not the only factor that influences customers to selecting the Islamic banks.