Title: Muslim youths' e-lifestyle and its impacts on well-being

Authors: Siti Hasnah Hassan; Teo Shao Zhen; Imran Mahmud; Azizah Omar

Addresses: School of Management, Universiti Sains Malaysia, 11800 USM Penang, Malaysia ' School of Management, Universiti Sains Malaysia, 11800 USM Penang, Malaysia ' Department of Software Engineering, Faculty of Science and Information Technology, 102/1, 4th Floor, Shukrabad, Mirpur Rd, Dhaka 1215, Bangladesh ' School of Management, Universiti Sains Malaysia, 11800 USM Penang, Malaysia

Abstract: In the lives of young people, particularly the students, the internet has become all-pervasive. Internet development has sparked debates on how the online activities and online behaviour of youths can affect their well-being. While the positive aspects of internet usage have the potential to learn and improve social relationships, overuse of the internet can lead to addiction, as well as online risks such as abuse, cyberbullying, and sexual exploitation. This research aims to examine the impact of e-lifestyle on wellness dimensions and the total well-being of Muslim youth in Malaysia. The data was collected through a survey of 255 Muslim respondents aged between 18 and 24 years and analysed using SmartPLS 3.0. The results indicate that the second-order construct of e-lifestyle has a significant effect on all wellness dimensions, while only social wellness has a significant effect on the total well-being of Muslim youth. Later, the future implications are discussed, and a conclusion is provided.

Keywords: e-lifestyle; Muslim youth; well-being; wellness; problematic internet use.

DOI: 10.1504/IJIMB.2020.109066

International Journal of Islamic Marketing and Branding, 2020 Vol.5 No.1, pp.58 - 75

Received: 07 Apr 2020
Accepted: 09 Apr 2020

Published online: 11 Aug 2020 *

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