The relationship between personality traits and religious attitudes in talented students


chamran university


Introduction: The purpose of the present study was to investigate the relationship between personality characteristics and religious attitudes.Method: Participants were 226 talented students who have been studying at Shahid Chamran University of Ahvaz during educational year of 2009-2010. Data were collected by using religious attitudes scale, developed by Clark and Stark, and NEO-FFI personality inventory.Results: The results showed that religious attitudes are significantly correlated with personality characteristics, except for the relationship between religious attitudes and openness to experience. Regression analysis revealed that five personality characteristics explained only 6 percent of total variance of religious attitudes.Conclusions: Since personality traits explain few part of religious attitudes variance, it might be suggested that religious attitudes are more under control of environment than genetic factors.