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Myślenie przesądne a religijne funkcjonowanie osób

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This article aims at analyzing relations between superstitious thinking and religiosity. Superstition is considered to be a concept or belief which is held in spite of lacking evidence. Superstitious behaviour is found in numerous domains of social life e.g. economic behaviour, development, sport, health, and religion. The findings on superstition and religious beliefs have been confusing and inconsistent which was the inspiration for undertaking this issue. In the present study, 201 people filled out 3 questionnaires related to superstition, centrality of religiosity and relations to God. An analysis revealed strong relations between superstition and various dimensions of religious life. Individuals with a lower level of superstitious thinking tended to have stronger religiosity, but only in so called mature dimensions while those with a higher level of superstition were characterized by weaker religiosity in mature dimensions and higher levels of immature religious dimensions.
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