Comparative Study

| Published: May 08, 2019

Impact of Academic Level and Gender on Superstitious Attitude among Graduate and Post-Graduate Students

Kashfi Naaz

UGC Research Fellow, University Department of Psychology, Ranchi University, Ranchi (Jharkhand), India. Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.025/20190702

DOI: 10.25215/0702.025


Superstition beliefs are irrational beliefs and nations held by human beings, which are based on fear, magical thinking, Ignorance and blind faith. Superstitious beliefs are social phenomena (Roghayyeh Ebrahimi Zad, 2014). The research reported in this paper examines the impact of academic level and gender on superstitious attitude among graduate and post-graduate students of Ranchi town in Jharkhand. The data obtained by stratified random sampling was based on two sub-group of academic level (graduate and post-graduate) and gender (male and female). The sample of 80 students was drawn from different P.G department of Ranchi University and colleges in Ranchi town. Superstitious attitude scaled by Doctor. (S.M.T.) Shailaja Bhagwat was used to measure level of superstitious attitude. The findings obtained revealed that level of superstitious attitude was varying among graduate and post-graduate students, male and female students and overall sample of the students. No significant impact of academic level and gender was found on superstitious attitude of the students. Overall there is a need of further research on larger sample size and different population.

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Published in   Volume 07, Issue 2, April-June, 2019