Superstitious Beliefs among University Students
2009, السنة 39, العدد 54, الصفحة 457-482
الملخصThe present work attempts to give a general view of the superstitious beliefs that are common among university students. It also tries to reveal the significant differences in accepting these superstitions among students according to the variables of sex, academic specification, and social status. 259 male and female students were chosen randomly from four scientific and humanity colleges. A special device is set for the purpose which included 42 items after it was revised by experts in education, psychology, and sociology to verify it and state its stability which is (0.91). The results of this work singled out certain items which represented the superstitious beliefs among the students under study. It is also noticed that such beliefs came low which estimated at (%0.4-%19.1). The results also showed some differences in accepting these beliefs according to the variables of sex: in favour of females and the variable of stage or class in favour of first year students and that of the social status in favour of married students. There are no differences according to academic specification. Finally the work came out with some suggestions and recommendations.
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