The Social Sciences

Year: 2015
Volume: 10
Issue: 4
Page No. 476 - 480

Superstition and Society

Authors : Nailya Ivanovna Fedorova and Nailya Nurikhanovna Fattakhova

Abstract: Superstitious omens were formed hundreds of years ago, however, they continue to prevail and currently to varying degrees, affect people’s behavior of as well as their expectations. The article discusses the concept of superstition within the frame of specialized literature as well as the performed survey aimed at the modern idea of the phenomenon. The purpose of the survey was to determine the current status of superstitious omen and to identify the attitude to such phenomena of the present generation. The survey included the following questions: what are superstitions do you believe in superstitions? Name the most popular superstitions. The researchers considered the definitions of the phenomenon under investigation obtained by survey. The data obtained allow to divide the existing definitions into two types: an omen as a certain sign and omen as a complex of specific signs and events following it. The researchers also identify key components of the concept. Attention is drawn to the superstitious functioning reasons with this aim the respondents were asked who and what for created the omens? Answers to this question showed that this response indirectly reveals the attitude to the analyzed concept. The most popular superstitious omens, various arguments regarding the current popularity of these superstitions are shown below.

How to cite this article:

Nailya Ivanovna Fedorova and Nailya Nurikhanovna Fattakhova, 2015. Superstition and Society. The Social Sciences, 10: 476-480.

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