Fasting and Anger from a Psychosocial Perspective


KIMTER N., ULU M.

Congress of the International Association for the Psychology of Religion (IAPR), İstanbul, Turkey, 17 - 21 August 2015, pp.127-128

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Summary Text
  • City: İstanbul
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.127-128

Abstract

The objective of the study carried out with the participation of 456 participants aged twelve and above was to examine the relationship between fasting and anger from the perspective of religion psychology. Another object of the study was to wxamine the moderating effect of various demographic variables on this relationship. ın accordance with these objectives, "Personal Information Form" and "Trait Anger and Anger Expression Style Scale" were used in the study as data acquisition tools. Whereas no statistically significant relationship was observed at the end of the study between Ramadan fasting and trait anger, anger management, expressed and unexpressed anger; a positive and statistically significant relationsip was determined between futile fasting carried out during mmonts other than Ramadan and trait anger, anger management as well as a negative and statistically significant relationship between expressed and unexpressed anger. In addition, it has been determined that certain variables such as age, gender, income and education levels have moderating effects on hte relationship between fasting and trait anger, anger management as well as between expressed and unexpressed anger.

Keywords: Ramadan fasting, futile fasting, trait anger, anger management, expressed and unexpressed anger, demographic factors.