Paranormal beliefs: relationship to embracing curiosity, the search for meaning and life satisfaction

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Coleman, Scott
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BA (Hons) in Psychology
Dublin Business School
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This paper explored the relationship between having a belief in the paranormal and the motivation to embrace curiosity, search for meaning and life satisfaction. One hundred and twenty-nine participants completed questionnaires that investigated demographic differences, belief in the paranormal and their levels of curiosity, meaning in life and life satisfaction. Analysis revealed that paranormal beliefs and the search for meaning were significantly correlated; the results of the analysis of correlation for paranormal beliefs, embracing curiosity and life satisfaction were found to be non-significant. The findings revealed significant higher paranormal belief for women and the secondary school educated participants. The implications of the findings are discussed along with the limitations and areas for future studies