Efficacy of Meditative Prayer on Guilt Feelings, Inferiority & Insecurity


Meditative Prayer


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DEORARI, M., AGRAWAL, M., & SHUKLA, P. (2014). Efficacy of Meditative Prayer on Guilt Feelings, Inferiority & Insecurity. Dev Sanskriti Interdisciplinary International Journal, 3, 37–41. https://doi.org/10.36018/dsiij.v3i0.35


Aim of the present study was to  examine  the  efficacy  of  Meditative-Prayer  on  the  feelings  of   Guilt,  Inferiority  and  Insecurity  among  college  going  students. Experimental and control group design was used. Sixty sample were collected through accidental sampling (30 in control group and 30 in experimental group) from M.B.P.G  College, Haldwani (Nainital). The students who had high levels of guilt, inferiority and insecurity feelings were selected. The age of the subjects ranged from 18-26 years. The students in the experimental group were made to do Meditative Prayer regularly for 30 days. Bhramavarchas Guilt Feeling Test and the   Inferiority-Insecurity Scale were used. The  obtained value  of  x2  for  Guilt  and  Inferiority  feelings  is  significant  at  0.01  level and Insecurity feeling is significant at  0.05  level of confidence. The  result  of  the  study  shows  that  Meditative Prayer  is  significantly  effective  in  reducing  the  levels  of  Guilt,  Inferiority  and  Insecurity  Feelings.



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