| Published: May 08, 2019
Impact of Academic Level and Gender on Superstitious Attitude among Graduate and Post-Graduate Students
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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© 2019, K Naaz
Received: March 24, 2019; Revision Received: May 03, 2019; Accepted: May 08, 2019
Published in Volume 07, Issue 2, April-June, 2019