Multicultural quality of life predictive effects on wellbeing: a cross-sectional study of a Muslim community in South Australia

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Abstract

Muslim women (n = 39) and men (n = 59) in Adelaide, South Australia were surveyed using the ONS-UK Personal Wellbeing questions (PWB) and Multicultural Quality of Life Index (MQLI). Pearson product-moment correlational analysis, multiple regression analyses, and Hayes’s PROCESS modeling showed spiritual fulfillment-MQLI as the strongest predictor of life satisfaction-PWB, and of PWB overall. Physical wellbeing-MQLI was the greatest predictor of worthiness-PWB. For Muslim women, low spiritual fulfillment-MQLI was positively correlated with high anxiety-PWB. Muslim religiosity is not often integrated into policy and practice frameworks in Australia, which has implications for social work practice with Muslim minority communities, more so with Muslim women.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)384-403
Number of pages20
JournalJournal of Religion and Spirituality in Social Work
Volume41
Issue number4
Early online date27 Jul 2022
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2022

Keywords

  • Australia
  • Multicultural
  • Muslim
  • quality of life
  • spirituality
  • wellbeing

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