The Validation of 5F-WEL instrument to examine the Well-Being of Muslim converts in Malaysia

  • Azammuddin Zainuddin Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia - Malaysia
  • Salleh Amat Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia - Malaysia
  • Noriah Mohd Ishak Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia - Malaysia
  • Dharatun Nissa Fuad Mohd Karim Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia - Malaysia
  • Abu Yazid Abu Bakar Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia - Malaysia
Keywords: 5F-WEL, instrument validation, Muslim converts, well-being, Malaysia.


This research was conducted to translate 5F-Wel instrument from the English language to Malay language and study its suitability to examine the Muslim converts’ well-being in Malaysia. The factors in the 5F-Wel instrument include Creative Self, Coping Self, Social Self, Essential Self, and Physical Self. This instrument is suitable to be utilized as it encompasses a human’s self-wholeness. It was distributed to 52 mualafs (Muslim converts) respondents in Selangor. The data obtained had been analyzed using Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS) software version 20. The analysis method for reliability was by using Cronbach Alpha to attain the reliability value. Cronbach Alpha aims to view the internal consistency of a test construct. Back translation and committee approach was utilized to translate the instrument into the Malay language. Correction and adaptation were applied if there was confusion in comprehending the content of the questions in the instrument. Research findings show that this instrument possesses very high reliability when administered within the population of research respondents.


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Author Biographies

Azammuddin Zainuddin, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia - Malaysia

Faculty of Education, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, 43600 Bangi, Selangor, Malaysia

Salleh Amat, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia - Malaysia

Faculty of Education, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, 43600 Bangi, Selangor, Malaysia.

Abu Yazid Abu Bakar, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia - Malaysia

Corresponding author. Faculty of Education, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, 43600 Bangi, Selangor, Malaysia


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Zainuddin, A., Amat, S., Mohd Ishak, N., Fuad Mohd Karim, D. N., & Abu Bakar, A. Y. (2019). The Validation of 5F-WEL instrument to examine the Well-Being of Muslim converts in Malaysia. Religación. Revista De Ciencias Sociales Y Humanidades, 4(21), 174-179. Retrieved from