The impact of religion on human rights among adolescents
CitationOk, Ü. (2018). The impact of religion on human rights among adolescents, 6th Conference on Religion and Human Rights, 5-8 December 2018, Bari, Italy.
In this 6th wave of study on HR. the aim of the present correlational study is to determine the connections of different types of religiosity (traditionally religious. non-religious, anti-religious) with civil-political rights and the role of mental health variables as defined within positive psychology including happiness social loneliness parental coherence, optimism for future and sense of empathy The data were gathered from 246 university students. For the sake of comparison, the universities included a top university, a theology faculty and an average university, all ranked according to accepted university entrance points. Data. which were be gathered were analyzed mainly using the tests of correlations and multiple regression. and t-test. Results showed that whilst religiosity negatively related to rights of Privacy, freedom of Speech, protection from torture, right of protest, freedom from death penalty, and refugee rights, it positively correlated with freedom of religion. In contrast, just the opposite was true for atheists and deconverted people. Furthermore, it was revealed that right-wing authoritarianism played a major role in explaining the connections between religiosity and civil rights. Amongst the positive psychology variables the parental coherence in which one was brought up and optimism in particular played a role in explaining the relations.