Gender comparison in Religious Orientation and Hope among Young Adults
ABSTRACT:The present endeavour was undertaken to compare religious orientation and hope among young adult boys and girls. To fulfill the objective of the study, the Between-group design was framed. A sample of (N=100) respondents aged between (18-24) years from Srinagar city the Kashmir division were included in the study. Based on gender, male (n=50) and female (n=50) respondents were included in equal numbers. To data was collected by using the Purposive sampling method. The Allport and Ross (1967) religious orientation scale and Snyder et al., (1991), Adult Hope Scale was used in the study. To analyze obtained data, an independent sample t-test was used. The findings of the study showed a significantly higher Mean score among males on Intrinsic religious orientation and Hope. On the contrary, female respondents obtained higher Mean scores on Extrinsic religious dimensions. Thus, the present study positively depicted a statistically significant comparison in various dimensions of Religious Orientation and Hope among young adult males and females.
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