Abstract


SELF-CONFIDENCE AND RELIGIOUS ATTITUDE
The aim of this study is to investigate relationship between self-confidence and religious attitude. Study group consists of 490 university students who are in different departments at Education Faculty in Sakarya University and Kilis 7 Aralik University. Self-confidence Scale (Akin, 2007), Religious Attitude Scale (Ok, 2011), and Personal Information Form were used in this research. At the same time data of study was analysed by means of Pearson correlation analysis, t test, one-way ANOVA analysis was utilize. According to the results, there is significant correlation between internal self-confidence, external self-confidence and religious attitude. Students, who have high self-confidence score, also have high religious attitude score. There are significant differences between male and female students’ self-confidence and religious attitudes scores. Also religious attitude rate and self-confidence rate have changed according to the students’ departments. It is important that there is not significant difference between department of religious culture and moral knowledge and the others. In the result of the research, it is stated that self-confidence is an important predictor for religious attitude. As part of results, adding different demographical (income levels of family, rate of sibling, place of living, etc.) variables can be extended to the research. Also relationsip between self-confidence, religious attitude, parent attitudes, attachment styles, anxiety, and psychological well-being may be investigated by researchers.<

Keywords
Self-confidence, attitude, religious attitude