Sociological Factors that Influence the Practice of Superstitions Among CPSU Students
This study aimed to determine the sociological factors that influence the practice of superstitions among students at Central Philippines State University Main Campus during the academic year 2016-2017. The descriptive-survey research design was applied in this study with 330 randomly selected students actively respondent to the self-made questionnaire. Descriptive and Inferential Statistics aided the results such that most of the students belonged to age category 19-20 years old, Roman Catholics, majority were Ilongo/Hiligaynon, living in rural community and with farming as their parents’ occupation. Agriculture and Forestry related programs had the highest number of students, dominated by female, with respondents’ parents have not completed their bachelor’s degree. Respondents practiced the sociological factors of superstitions moderately. However, Catholics are more likely practiced superstitions than Non-Catholics. Further, students with parents of higher level of education are less likely practiced superstitions like luck, omen, benevolence and benevolence. Furthermore, since there are still some people who believed and practiced superstitious beliefs remaining from their ancestors and transfer these beliefs using the process of cultural acceptance and socialization to their children, the administration may include true understanding of this issue in the curriculum which believed to be very useful for the process of socialization.
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