The Sahin-Francis Scale of Attitude towards Islam: A Study among Students in Pakistan

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  • 1 Glyndŵr University
  • 2 Glyndŵr University
  • 3 Aga Khan University
  • 4 Karachi University

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Recent years have seen growing interest in empirical religious research within the Islamic context. This paper contributes to that growth by exploring the reliability of the Sahin-Francis Scale of Attitude toward Islam. The scale is a 23-item instrument which measures attitudes toward Islam on a 5-point Likert scale. A total of 729 English speaking Pakistani young people (45% male and 55% female) completed the fscai. The data demonstrated that the scale is a reliable measure achieving a Cronbach Alpha of .91 and accounting for 37.4% of the variance. The measure is recommended for further research in the Muslim context.

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