A Correlational Study Between Neuroticism Trait and Superstition
Keywords:Superstitions, Neuroticism, Beliefs
AbstractThis study investigated the relationship between superstitions and the personality traits of an individual in the city of Mumbai, Maharashtra population. 300 individuals completed two tests, one based on common superstitions found in the city and the other Big Five Personality Test. The samples were collected between the age group of 18-50 years. Out of 300 samples collected, 232 samples showed high correlation between neuroticism and the level of superstitions. This research was conducted in order to provide support to the case studies where the relation between superstitions and neuroticism was observed. It is observed that beliefs in superstitions is a byproduct of the over emotionality and irrationality inherent in neuroticism. Superstitions are also related with magic, black magic parapsychology, religious beliefs, and spirituality. In this sense the present study offers a bridge between neuroticism and the social marginality hypothesis of superstitious beliefs.
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Mrs. Bhagyashree Kulkarni, Miss. Aarathi Matcha, & Miss. Aditi Patil. (2022). A Correlational Study Between Neuroticism Trait and Superstition. International Journal of Indian Psychȯlogy, 9(2). https://doi.org/10.25215/0902.011
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