Religious Orientation and Pressure in Undergraduate Engineering Students

Show simple item record Almeida, Claudia Da Silva 2007-02-26T10:02:12Z 2007-02-26T10:02:12Z 2007-02-26T10:02:12Z
dc.description Student Number : 9805453M - MA research report - School of Human and Community Development - Faculty of Humanities en
dc.description.abstract In recent years, there has been increased interest among multidisciplinary researchers in looking at the relationship between religion and health, with the bulk of the literature indicating that religion has largely positive effects on mental health (Masters, Hill, Kircher, Benson & Fallon, 2004; Pieper, 2004; Smith, McCullough & Poll, 2003). Hence this study has chosen to focus on the relationship between undergraduate students’ perceptions of religious orientation, as defined by Allport and Ross (1967), and their perceptions of pressure – a form of stress identified by Weiten (1988). Questionnaires comprising of the Religious Orientation Scale, the Pressure Inventory and demographic information in terms of age, gender and religious affiliation were administered to undergraduate engineering students at the University of the Witwatersrand to explore religious orientation and pressure respectively. The sample consisted of 76 undergraduate engineering students at the University of the Witwatersrand. The results revealed that in this sample religious orientation had no influence on perceptions of pressure. In terms of the demographic variables, neither age nor gender was found to influence students’ perceptions of religious orientation or pressure, respectively. However a significant difference was found between religious affiliation and both religious orientation and pressure. More specifically religious affiliation showed a significant difference in terms of intrinsic religious orientation, selfimposed pressure, pressure in intimate relations and total pressure. en
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dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject religious orientation en
dc.subject intrinsic religious orientation en
dc.subject extrinsic religious orientation en
dc.subject pressure en
dc.subject stress en
dc.subject coping en
dc.subject daily hassles en
dc.title Religious Orientation and Pressure in Undergraduate Engineering Students en
dc.type Thesis en

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