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The Relationship between Superstitions and Mental Health

Show simple item record Jayed, Zaid A. Kareem 2018-07-30T07:15:38Z 2018-07-30T07:15:38Z 2005
dc.identifier.issn 1985-8647
dc.description.abstract All societies and cultures of the world have some superstitions that people believe and use for explaining certain events in life. There are people who attribute the causes of some mental diseases to some superstition without finding any causes or treatments. Superstition refers to the primitive stage of the existence of human being, and the construction of group and societies. However, dependency and excessive use of it shows in some how the failure of individual in his adjustment, and it could be considered a sing of abnormality. This research aims to find out the spread of superstition among youth, its relation with mental health, and ages. Two scales were applied on a sample of 412 university students. Results are as follows: 1- There are only ten fiftieth statements of the scale gained the high percentage among the sample, those involved magic, palmistry, omens and evil spirits. 2- females have the higher scores of the superstitions scale whereas males got the higher scores of mental health`s scale. 3- The correlation between the two scales is (-0.39),between mental health and ages is (0.314) whereas between superstitions scale and age is (-0.173). en_US
dc.language.iso ar en_US
dc.publisher University of Bahrain en_US
dc.rights Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International *
dc.rights.uri *
dc.subject superstitions
dc.subject mental diseases
dc.subject adjustment
dc.subject mental health
dc.subject age
dc.title The Relationship between Superstitions and Mental Health en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.volume 2005
dc.issue 02
dc.abbreviatedsourcetitle JHS

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