Translation and Adaptation of the Integrative Islamic Personality Inventory to Explore Religiosity and Personality Traits among Muslim Adults: A Pakistani Perspective
The study aimed to translate a personality scale based on Islamic teachings to assess one's personality traits. The sequential mixed method study was used, and data was collected through the purposive random sampling method. In the first phase (qualitative research) a scale is selected according to the Islamic perspective and then translated into Urdu after selection according to the psychology perspective another scale is selected which is already in Urdu which asses the personality traits. As far as the qualitative phase data from 300 (134 female, 166 male) were collected from Muslim people, ranging in age from 18 to 45 above. The Integrative Islamic Personality Inventory (IIPI)and Temperament and Character Scale (TCI) were used. Pearson correlation coefficient and independent t-test were used to analyze the data and were conducted in JASP. The Pearson correlation results indicated that there was a significant positive relationship between religiosity and Persistence, Self-transcendence, Novelty-seeking, Cooperativeness, and Self-directedness among Muslims (p<.01.) Moreover, there is a negative relationship with harm avoidance and reward dependence. Findings showed that middle-aged adults are more religious than young adults. Furthermore, indicates that females are more religious than males. Furthermore, qualitative results also showed that religiosity and personality traits have a positive relationship in Muslim adults. To conclude, quantitative and qualitative both phases resulted in positive and negative relationships in religiosity and personality traits in Muslims. This study has significant theoretical and practical implications and recommendations.