Relationship of Superstitious Beliefs and Self Efficacy with the Role of Education and SocioEconomic Status; A study at Garrison University Lahore Pakistan

  • Hifza Sehar CMH Lahore Medical College, Lahore/National University of Medical Sciences (NUMS), Pakistan
  • Noshaba Razaq CMH Lahore Medical College, Lahore/National University of Medical Sciences (NUMS), Pakistan
  • Shamsa Kanwal CMH Lahore Medical College, Lahore/National University of Medical Sciences (NUMS), Pakistan
  • Muhammad Tanveer Ashraf CMH Lahore Medical College, Lahore/National University of Medical Sciences (NUMS), Pakistan
  • Shahana Mumtaz CMH Lahore Medical College, Lahore/National University of Medical Sciences (NUMS), Pakistan
  • Muhammad Tehzeeb CMH Lahore Medical College, Lahore/National University of Medical Sciences (NUMS), Pakistan
Keywords: Age, Education, Superstitious beliefs, Self-efficacy, Socioeconomic status

Abstract

Objective: To determine the relationship between superstitious beliefs and self-efficacy among participants and explore selfefficacy, age, education, gender and socioeconomic status as the significant predictors of superstitious beliefs among participants.

Study Design: Cross-sectional study.

Place and Duration of Study: Garrison University, Lahore Pakistan, from May to Nov 2020.

Methodology: Total number of 200 study participants, age ranged of 18 to 50 years, were selected. The questionnaires; (1) a measure to superstitions scale and (2) general self-efficacy scale, were used to analyze the relationship between superstitious beliefs and self-efficacy with the role of ageing, education and socioeconomic status among participants.

Result: Out of 200 male and female participants, study results reveal that superstitions belief and self-efficacy were correlated positively in a very small to moderate direction. Moreover, the study result showed that age (β=0.10), gender (β=0.05), socioeconomic status (β=0.91), and self-efficacy (β=0.24) were positively predicting superstitious beliefs while education (β=- 0.09) was negatively predicting the superstitious beliefs among participants.

Conclusion: The results of the study showed the positive correlation between superstitious beliefs and self-efficacy among participants. Furthermore, the study concluded that participants' age, gender, socioeconomic status and self-efficacy were positive predictors of superstitious belief.

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Published
2022-08-31
How to Cite
Sehar, H., Razaq, N., Kanwal, S., Ashraf, M., Mumtaz, S., & Tehzeeb, M. (2022). Relationship of Superstitious Beliefs and Self Efficacy with the Role of Education and SocioEconomic Status; A study at Garrison University Lahore Pakistan. Pakistan Armed Forces Medical Journal (PAFMJ), 72(4), 1258-61. https://doi.org/10.51253/pafmj.v72i4.7063
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