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1- M.A. Student of Clinical Psychology, Islamic Azad University, South Tehran, Iran , St_f_naghash@azad.ac.ir
2- Assistant Professor, Department of Clinical Psychology Islamic Azad University, South Tehran, Iran
Abstract:   (848 Views)
The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between locus of control and Psychopathological symptoms with superstitious beliefs.
The Research Project was descriptive correlational. The statistical population consisted of all female members in Tehran's neighborhood centers. In a clustered and accessible sampling method, 220 individuals were selected. The Internality, Powerful Others and Chance Scale (Levenson, 1981), Check List-90-Revised Scale (Derogatis, Rickels & Rock, 1976) and The Measurement of Attitudes Related toThe Superstitious Beliefs (Acar, 2014) were used. Data were analyzed in descriptive and inferential statistics.
 Findings indicate that superstitious beliefs has no significant relation with the subscale of internality locus of control. There is a significant direct relationship between the superstitious beliefs and external locus of control with the subscales related to the chances of being affiliated with the powerful others. Also, the subscale of being dependent on chance alone can explain 3% of the variance in superstitious beliefs positively. There is a direct and significant relationship between superstitious beliefs and all dimensions of morbidity symptoms, which explain 15% of the variance in superstitious beliefs. Also, depression symptoms alone can explain 3% of the variance in superstitious beliefs positively
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2019/08/11 | Accepted: 2020/01/14 | Published: 2021/02/6

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