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Psychol Rep. 2004 Oct;95(2):485-6.

Superstition and self-efficacy in Chinese postgraduate students.

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  • 1Faculty of Education, The University of Hong Kong, China. jsachs@hkucc.hku.hk

Abstract

43 Chinese postgraduate education students (16 men and 27 women), whose mean age was 33.5 yr., completed a questionnaire measuring superstitious beliefs (Superstitious Beliefs Scale) and self-efficacy (General Perceived Self-efficacy Scale). Higher scores on belief in superstition were associated with lower rated self-efficacy. While not significant, the observed correlation of -.28 between superstitious belief and self-efficacy was of a similar magnitude and in the same direction as that previously reported for western students. Such cross-cultural validation is consistent with the generality of this relationship. Suggestions for further research are made.

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15587212
DOI:
10.2466/pr0.95.2.485-486
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