The Cognition of Destructive Cults of College Students and Its Influential Factors

Bin Li, Baoxiang Fan, Han Ji


The cognition of destructive cults among students and its influential factors are explored in this paper by means of a survey of 500 college students. Objective: Our goal is to explore the cognition of destructive cult and its influential factors, especially the role of self-esteem and security. Methods: A total of 500 college adult students were enrolled and measured on a series of questionnaires. Results: 92.47% of college students think that mind control is the essence of the cult, 89.25% of college students think it is fabricated, 82.8% of college students choose amass wealth, 62.37% of college students regard it as a secret association. The cognition of the college students varies in different groups. The level of students' self-esteem and security have a certain correlation with their cognition of cults. Discussion: The development of college students’ ability of self-knowledge, resilience and improvement of adaptability are helpful to upgrade their ability of identification and prevention.

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