نوع مقاله : مقاله پژوهشی
1 دانشجوی دکتری روانشناسی دانشگاه اصفهان
2 دانشجوی دکترای روانشناسی دانشگاه آزاد اسلامی واحد تهران
3 دانشیار گروه روانشناسی دانشگاه اصفهان
عنوان مقاله [English]
Personality characteristics are factors that have a great impact on the type of human relations and social interactions. Also, religion is the fact that has always been with mankind and constructs the foundation of his life. The purpose of this study was to determine the relationship between personality characteristics and acting to religious beliefs. Therefore, in the format of a correlational research design, 129 subjects (63 males and 66 females) were selected among undergraduate psychology students of Tehran public universities, using cluster random sampling. All subjects responded to items of NEO-FFI personality inventory and Mabad Scale. The results were analyzed by Pearson's correlation coefficient and multiple regression. The results of this study showed that there was a significant positive relation between agreeableness and conscientiousness with acting to religious beliefs (P<0.01). But the relation between extraversion and acting to religious beliefs were not significant. There was also a significant negative correlation between openness to experience and neuroticism with acting to religious beliefs (P<0.05). The results revealed that agreeableness, conscientiousness and openness to experience significantly predicted 24.2%, 2.8% and 11.1% of acting to religious beliefs, respectively (P<0.05). Considering the role of religion in psychological studies, emphasizing this fact in the field of teaching and training could significantly enhance the standards of mental health in society.