A Study of Religious Orientation and Life Satisfaction among University Students

Document Type: Research Paper

Authors

1 Professor, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, India

2 Ph.D. Student, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, India

Abstract

The present study was an attempt to assess religious orientation and life satisfaction as well as to find out relationship of religious orientation with life satisfaction among university students. University students were also compared on religious orientation and life satisfaction with respect to their gender. The data for the present study was obtained from university students [N=200 (Males 110 & Females 90)] belonging to various departments of university of Kashmir. The data collected was analyzed by using appropriate statistical techniques like Pearson’s product moment correlation and t-test. The results showed significant positive correlation between intrinsic religious orientation and life satisfaction. Moreover, a significant negative correlation was found between extrinsic religious orientation and life satisfaction. Significant difference was also found among university students on extrinsic religious orientation and life satisfaction with respect to their gender. However, no significant difference was found among university students on intrinsic religious orientation with respect to their gender.

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