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World Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities. 2016, 2(2), 37-41
DOI: 10.12691/wjssh-2-2-2
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Characteristics of Students' Religiosity and Their Implications on Content and Direction of Their Religiosity: A Case in Iran

Mahmoud Karami1, , Sara Karami1 and Mojtaba Ashouri2

1Department of Sociology, Payame Noor University, Iran

2Department of Educational Psychology, Tabriz University, Iran

Pub. Date: July 19, 2016

Cite this paper:
Mahmoud Karami, Sara Karami and Mojtaba Ashouri. Characteristics of Students' Religiosity and Their Implications on Content and Direction of Their Religiosity: A Case in Iran. World Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities. 2016; 2(2):37-41. doi: 10.12691/wjssh-2-2-2

Abstract

Religiosity is one of the Iranian's identity sources and as an entity plays a role in structuration and social relations in Iran's society. This principle that is approved by university researches and by critics of analytical approaches instead of prescriptive and normative approaches, has provided the necessity and importance of doing the other researches by religiosity domains. The present paper analyzes the religiousness characteristics of students and their implications to religiosity contents and direction. It has considered the theories of semantic intelligentsia, especially the perspectives of Peter Berger. The population of the study consists of Zanjan Azad University students and 345 of them were selected by random sampling. The questionnaire of Gelak and Stark was used to collect data. The collected data were analyzed by descriptive statistics such as mean, standard deviation, and inferential methods such as one-sample t-test, paired t-test, and ANOVA. The results showed that the religiosity of students has emotional and religious contents, it has also semantic orientation. In this line, gender variables and major of education were not decisive.

Keywords:
religiosity religiosity characteristics religiosity content religiosity orientation students

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