undergraduate thesis
RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN COGNITIVE STYLE AND RELIGIOSITIY IN STUDENTS

Mario Zulić (2016)
University of Zadar
Department of Psychology
Metadata
TitlePovezanost kognitivnih stilova i religioznosti kod studenata
AuthorMario Zulić
Mentor(s)Irena Burić (thesis advisor)
Abstract
Koliko je za osobnu religioznost, uz sve okolinske faktore, važan naĉin mišljenja i pristupanja novim informacijama? Prema nalazima nedavnih istraživanja na podruĉju kognitivnih stilova, kognitivna refleksivnost, odnosno, intuitivnost je povezana sa stupnjem religioznosti. Toĉnije, dosadašnja istraživanja upućuju na to da je preferencija za refleksivnim kognitivnim stilom, tj. analitiĉkom pristupanju informacijama oko nas, negativno povezana s religioznosti kod pojedinaca bez obzira na sociodemografske faktore. Druga, kako domaća tako i strana, istraživanja dolaze do nalaza razliĉitog doživljaja religioznosti studenata u usporedbi s općom populacijom, gdje postoji tendencija manje religioznosti kod studenata s obzirom na opću populaciju. Istraživanja koja takoĊer ukazuju na to su ona gdje je dobivena negativna korelacija stupnja obrazovanja i religioznosti. Cilj ovog rada je istražiti povezanost kognitivnih stilova i religioznosti kod studenata te istražiti eventualne razlike u religioznosti izmeĊu studenata i opće populacije Republike Hrvatske. U istraživanju je sudjelovalo 359 studenata koji su online putem riješili Test kognitivne refleksivnosti i ispunili Upitnik religioznosti. Dobivena je negativna povezanost kognitivne refleksivnosti i religioznosti (operacionalizirane dimenzijama: religijska vjerovanja, obredna religioznost i posljedice religioznosti na socijalno ponašanje). Osim toga, dobivena je znaĉajna razlika izmeĊu studenata i opće populacije u religioznosti, pri ĉemu meĊu studentima ima više agnostika/ateista nego u općoj populaciji Republike Hrvatske, što ukazuje na manju religioznost studenata nasuprot općoj populaciji.
KeywordsCognitive styles religiousness students atheism agnosticism
Parallel title (English)RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN COGNITIVE STYLE AND RELIGIOSITIY IN STUDENTS
Committee MembersAna Šimunić (committee chairperson)
Irena Burić (committee member)
Jelena Ombla (committee member)
GranterUniversity of Zadar
Lower level organizational unitsDepartment of Psychology
PlaceZadar
StateCroatia
Scientific field, discipline, subdisciplineSOCIAL SCIENCES
Psychology
General Psychology
Study programme typeuniversity
Study levelundergraduate
Study programmePsychology
Academic title abbreviationuniv. bacc. psych.
Genreundergraduate thesis
Language Croatian
Defense date2016-09-26
Parallel abstract (English)
Taking all surrounding factors into account, exactly how important for personal religiosity is the way of thinking and approaching new information? According to the latest research concerning cognitive styles, cognitive reflection, also known as intuition, shares a connection with religiousness. Specifically, latest findings point to preference for reflective cognitive style or the analytic approach to information all around us being negatively related to one's religiousness regardless of sociodemographic factors. Other studies, both domestic and foreign, have found that the religiousness in students is experienced differently compared to the general population, with students being less religious. Such studies are based on negative correlation between education and religiousness. Aim of this paper is to investigate relationship between religiosity and cognitive style in students and possible differences in religiosity between students and general population in Croatia. 359 students participated in this study by taking the Cognitive Reflection Test online and filling out the self-report religiousness questionnaire. A negative correlation between cognitive reflection and religiosity was found (concerning all three dimensions of religiousness in the questionnaire). Moreover, a significant difference in frequency of atheists and agnostics was found between the students as opposed to the frequency of atheists and agnostics in the general population in Croatia, which implies that students are less religious than the general population.
Parallel keywords (Croatian)Kognitivni stilovi religioznost studenti ateizam agnosticizam
Resource typetext
Access conditionOpen access
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URN:NBNhttps://urn.nsk.hr/urn:nbn:hr:162:765821
CommitterGorica Lovrić