Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Religion and Mental Health, ICRMH 2019, 18 - 19 September 2019, Jakarta, Indonesia

Research Article

THE QUALITATIVE STUDY ON RELIGIOUS CONVERSION AND SUBJECTIVE WELL-BEING AMONG MUALLAF

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.18-9-2019.2293375,
        author={Gazi  Saloom and Zulfa Indira Wahyuni},
        title={THE QUALITATIVE STUDY ON  RELIGIOUS CONVERSION AND SUBJECTIVE WELL-BEING AMONG MUALLAF},
        proceedings={Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Religion and Mental Health, ICRMH 2019, 18 - 19 September 2019, Jakarta, Indonesia},
        publisher={EAI},
        proceedings_a={ICRMH},
        year={2020},
        month={3},
        keywords={psychological process conversion wellbeing converter},
        doi={10.4108/eai.18-9-2019.2293375}
    }
    
  • Gazi Saloom
    Zulfa Indira Wahyuni
    Year: 2020
    THE QUALITATIVE STUDY ON RELIGIOUS CONVERSION AND SUBJECTIVE WELL-BEING AMONG MUALLAF
    ICRMH
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.18-9-2019.2293375
Gazi Saloom1,*, Zulfa Indira Wahyuni1
  • 1: Faculty of Psychology, Syarif Hidayatullah State Islamic University, Jakarta
*Contact email: gazi@uinjkt.ac.id

Abstract

This study aimed at describing and explaining psychological process of religious conversion and its impact toward subjective wellbeing among muallaf (converters to Islam) in Indonesia. The study used qualitative method with interview as main technique in collecting data. 9 respondents who have converted to be Muslims and 1 respondent who has converted to Christian were interviewed in several places in Jabodetabek. The interviews have been done by student of psychology faculty, both those from magister program and those from bachelor program. After transcription the interviews, data was taken and analysed with qualitative analysis technique through several steps. The study concluded that religious conversion was impacted by two mains factors, personal or psychological factors and social factors. It was concluded also that religious conversion had big impact toward subjective wellbeing of the respondents, in particular happiness and calmness as main dimensions. The result of the study was discussed and some recommendations were delivered.