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Attitudes towards paranormal phenomena : Structural analysis and categorization of attitudes

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  • 不思議現象に対する態度 : 態度構造の分析および類型化
  • フシギ ゲンショウ ニ タイスル タイド タイド コウゾウ ノ ブンセキ オヨビ ルイケイカ

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Abstract

The purpose of this study was to construct a scale for comprehensive attitudes towards paranormal phenomena which would contain cognition and affect, and to analyze clusters of university students. Undergraduates (N=699) completed a questionnaire about their attitudes towards paranormal phenomena and a number of other individual characteristics including the Big Five. The responses were analyzed by factor analysis, and as a result, six factors were extracted: "Inclination towards Augury and Magic," "Belief in Spirituality," "Enjoyment of Paranormal Phenomena," "Skepticism," "Fear of Paranormal Phenomena," and "Spiritual Experience and Belief." Based on these factors, six subscales were composed. The validity of these subscales was confirmed by the correlation with other individual characteristics. Using cluster analysis, participants were divided into four types: an "Ordinary Group," a "Group Believing in Paranormal Phenomena," a "Group Believing in Science," and a "Group Enjoying Paranormal Phenomena."

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  • CRID
    1390001204491632128
  • NII Article ID
    110006646634
  • NII Book ID
    AN10049127
  • DOI
    10.14966/jssp.kj00004896220
  • ISSN
    21891338
    09161503
  • NDL BIB ID
    9388181
  • Text Lang
    ja
  • Data Source
    • JaLC
    • NDL
    • CiNii Articles
    • Crossref
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