The spread of digital technology has expanded how people engage with religious information. Religious activities are no longer restricted to physical spaces as the Internet allows users to customize their religious experiences. This study, grounded in the uses and gratifications theory, explores how Malaysian Muslim students access religious information across two mediums: print and electronic media; as well as investigating the relationship between the preferred medium for accessing information and religious engagement. Malaysian Muslim students studying in Malaysia and the United States were recruited online for preliminary and in-depth interviews. The results show that access to the Internet, availability of print sources, location of users and the level of religiosity, influence how Malaysian Muslim students consume religious information.
Library of Congress Subject Headings
Internet--Religious aspects--Islam; Internet users--Malaysia; Muslim students--Malaysia--Attitudes; Muslim students--United States--Attitudes
Department, Program, or Center
Department of Communication (CLA)
Mahadi, Mohd, "A case study of religious engagement online: how Malaysian Muslim students access Islamic information" (2013). Thesis. Rochester Institute of Technology. Accessed from
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