EXPERIMENTAL STUDY IN THE PSYCHOLOGY OF UNGRATEFULNESS AND RELIGIOUSNESS

Burak İNCİ

Nurten KIMTER

This research basically aims to empirically address the relationship between ungratefulness and religiousness in young people in terms of religious psychology. Also, the research targeted to identify differences and associations in the levels of religiousness and ungratefulness of participants based on socio-cultural and demographic factors. In the research conducted using screening method and online survey technique; Individuals between the ages of 18 and 26 living within the provincial boundaries of Izmir form the population of the research. The 473 young people selected by the method of random sampling from this population constitute the sampling of the research. The research used "Personal Information Form," "Ungratefulness Scale" and "Ok-Religiousness Scale" as data collection tools. SPSS 25 statistical package software was used to analyze the raw data taken from the research. In the analysis of the data, factor analysis, t-test, ANOVA, and correlation techniques were used. The results of the study showed a negative and significant relationship between overall religiousness and the dimensions of cognition, emotion related to God, and ungratefulness towards Allah (UTA). Similarly, a negative and statistically significant relationship was established between overall religiousness and the dimensions of cognition, emotion related to God, and overall total ungratefulness (OTU). On the other hand, no significant relationship was found between ungratefulness towards teachers (UTT), ungratefulness towards fathers (UTF), ungratefulness towards other people doing favor (UTPDF), and the overall total religiosity and all sub-dimensions of religiosity. 

Keywords: Religious Psychology, Ungratefulness, Religiousness, Socio-Cultural and Demographic Factors