Superstition and Perceived Stress of the Chinese and the Moderation of Self-efficacy
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- superstition, perceived stress, self-efficacy, moderating role
Superstition, which gives rise to a series of erroneous beliefs, has long been a cross-cultural phenomenon, and it occurs more often in times of stress or uncertainty. The present study focused on the association between perceived stress and superstition of Chinese undergraduates and postgraduates, and explored whether self-efficacy plays the moderating role. We recruited 228 participants (Mean age = 21.18, 134 were female) to complete the Superstitious Beliefs Questionnaire (SBQ), Perceived Stress Scale (PSS) and General Self-efficacy Scale (SES). The results illustrated that superstition was positively correlated with perceived stress (r = 0.16, p < 0.05), and its association with self-efficacy was negative, without reaching statistical significance(r = -0.04, p > 0.05). According to the regression analysis, the interaction of PSS and SES could hardly predict the superstitious belief (B = 0.02, t = 0.87, p > 0.05). In conclusion, from the statistical perspective, self-efficacy didn’t have a significant moderating effect on the relationship.
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TY - CONF AU - Zhong Sheng PY - 2021 DA - 2021/10/12 TI - Superstition and Perceived Stress of the Chinese and the Moderation of Self-efficacy BT - Proceedings of the 2021 6th International Conference on Modern Management and Education Technology（MMET 2021） PB - Atlantis Press SP - 247 EP - 254 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.211011.043 DO - 10.2991/assehr.k.211011.043 ID - Sheng2021 ER -