The Relationship between Religious Orientation, and Gender with a Cognitive Distortion


avatar Leili Amirsardari 1 , * , avatar Shafie Azari 2 , avatar Ahmad Esmali Kooraneh 3

Department of Psychology, Science and Research Branch, Islamic Azad University, West Azarbayjan, Iran
Department Of Psychology, Payame Noor University, Tehran, Iran
Department of Humanistic Science, School of literature, Maragheh University, Maragheh, Iran

how to cite: Amirsardari L, Azari S, Esmali Kooraneh A. The Relationship between Religious Orientation, and Gender with a Cognitive Distortion. Iran J Psychiatry Behav Sci. 2014;8(3): 84-9.


Objective: The objective of this study was to determine the relationship between religious orientation (intrinsic–external) and cognitive distortions.
Methods: General design of this study considered as a descriptive and correlational method. Universal population in this research consist all students of the Urmia Azad University, which were studying during 2012 and 2013 (n = 250). All respondents filled the Alports religious and cognitive distortions questionnaires. The answers were analyzed with step by step regression and correlation method. Results: The research showed a significant relationship between the religious orientation and cognitive distortions (p < 0.005) (p < 0.001).
Conclusion: The results suggest that religious orientation is an important factor in cognitive distortions and individuals with intrinsic religious orientation have less cognitive distortion.
Declaration of interest: None.
Citation: Amirsardari L, Azari S, Esmali Kooraneh A. The relationship between religious orientation, and gender with a cognitive distortion. Iran J Psychiatry Behav Sci 2014; 8(3): 84-9.


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