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| Published: June 25, 2016

Social Axioms of Young and Old People in India: A Survey Study

Ankita Singh

Research Scholar, Department of Psychology, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India Google Scholar More about the auther

, Shabana Bano

Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.149/20160303

DOI: 10.25215/0303.149

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Social axioms play a crucial role in the individual’s belief and value systems. The major functions of axioms are to enhance the survival and functioning of people in their social environment. Leung and Bond (2004) proposed five dimensions of social axioms as social cynicism, social complexity, reward for application, fate control and religiosity. The present study was designed to examine the social axioms of younger and older people. The study was conducted with 86 participants (N=51 young and N=35 old) age ranged 20-30 and 50-60 years. They were sampled from various areas of Varanasi City. The social axioms survey (Leung, Bond, Carrasquel, Munoz, Hernandez, Murikami, Yamagushi, Biebrauer&Singelis, 2002) was administered to examine the participants. Result showed that older participants significantly higher on social cynicism, reward for application and religiosity than younger participants. With respect to social complexity and fate control, no significant difference was found. The findings suggest that social axioms are important to understand an individual’s behaviour in a given society.

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ISSN 2348-5396

ISSN 2349-3429

DIP: 18.01.149/20160303

DOI: 10.25215/0303.149

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Published in   Volume 03, Issue 3, April-June, 2016

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