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A Closer Look at the Relationship Between Superstitious Behaviors and Trait Anxiety
Rollins Undergraduate Research Journal
  • Brandy Futrell, Rollins College
Abstract
This study examines the relationship between superstitious behaviors and trait anxiety. Researchers randomly selected participants from college campuses for a 28-question survey measuring superstitiousness and the 20-question State-Trait-Anxiety-Inventory (STAI) to measure symptoms of anxiety. Results show a positive correlation between superstitious behaviors and an increase in anxiety symptoms. Significant gender differences were found; women scored higher on superstitiousness survey and the STAI-X2 test. Superstitious behaviors were a significant indicator for developing trait anxiety.
Citation Information
Brandy Futrell. "A Closer Look at the Relationship Between Superstitious Behaviors and Trait Anxiety"
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/brandy_futrell/2/