Journal of Religion and Health

, Volume 54, Issue 3, pp 943–953 | Cite as

The Relationship Between Religious Commitment with Meta-Cognitive Skills and Philosophical Mindedness of the Graduate Students of Kerman City Universities in the Academic Year 2011–2012

  • Saideh Javid
  • Hamid Reza Alavi
  • Masood Fazilat Pour
Original Paper


Religious commitment is one of the many factors that affect individual’s characteristics, including perceptions affections, emotions, interpersonal relationships, and aspirations. The purpose of the present study was to examine for the possible relationship between religious commitment with meta-cognitive skills and philosophical mindedness among the graduate students. The target population was graduate students of Kerman universities during the academic year 2011–2012. The sample includes 394 graduate students who were selected using stratified random sampling with proportional allocation. Standardized questionnaires were employed and completed by the individuals to measure religious commitment (with subscales of religious commitment, duality, and non-commitment), meta-cognitive skills (with the Cognitive and Affective Subscales), and philosophical mindedness (with subscales of comprehensiveness, penetration, and flexibility). According to the most important findings of the study, there was a significant relationship between subscale of religious commitment and both the subscales and the total score of metacognition. In addition, there was significant relationship between both the subscale of religious commitment and its total score with the subscales and the total score of philosophical mindedness. Moreover, there was significant and negative relationship between the subscale of religious duality with the subscales and the total score of philosophical mindedness. Finally, multiple linear regression analysis showed that religious commitment subscale was the significant predictor of Cognitive and Affective Subscale of meta-cognitive skills and its total score. The subscale of duality was also the most important and significant predicators of the subscales and total score of philosophical mindedness.


Religious commitment Meta-cognitive skills Philosophical mindedness Graduate students 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Saideh Javid
    • 1
  • Hamid Reza Alavi
    • 2
  • Masood Fazilat Pour
    • 3
  1. 1.Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Post-graduate officeShahid Bahonar University of KermanKermanIran
  2. 2.Department of Educational Science and Psychology, Faculty of Letters and HumanitiesShahid Bahonar University of KermanKermanIran
  3. 3.Faculty Member of Psychology DepartmentShahid Bahonar University of KermanKermanIran

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