Journal of Islamic Business and Management

Awareness about Waqf among Algerian Students: An Exploratory Study

Abdelghani Echchabi, Chaabane Oussama Houssem Eddine, Abdullah Mohamed Ayedh
Published Online: June 2015
DOI: 10.1111/jibm

The main purpose of the study is testing the level of waqf awareness among students in Algeria, as well as the factors that affect it. Additionally, the study attempts to examine whether there is any significant difference between the various groups of respondents based on gender, age and education level. The study uses four main statistical techniques to analyse the data including one sample t-test, MANOVA, factor analysis and linear regression. The data was gathered by distributing the questionnaire to 200 students in Algeria. The findings indicate that the latter have good knowledge about waqf. In addition, the findings show that overall, there is significant impact of age difference with regard to waqf awareness; however, there is no significant difference between various gender as well as education levels groups. Finally, the findings conclude that among the factors initially included in the study, only the explicit sources of information affect the level of awareness of the students in Algeria. The originality of the study emanates from the fact that it is one of the early empirical studies on waqf awareness, and the first to be conducted in the context of Algeria. Thus, it has a significant contribution to the body of knowledge as well as to the practitioners, researchers and decision makers.


Algeria; Waqf; Awareness; Students.