ISSN 0439-755X
CN 11-1911/B


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  1. 1. 云南师范大学
  • 收稿日期:2021-01-06 修回日期:2021-08-07 出版日期:2021-08-15 发布日期:2021-08-15
  • 通讯作者: 尹可丽
  • 基金资助:

Ritual Enhance Perceived Control: Which Come into Play, Ritual Action, Symbolic Meaning or Positive Emotion?

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    2. Yunnan Normal University
  • Received:2021-01-06 Revised:2021-08-07 Online:2021-08-15 Published:2021-08-15
  • Contact: YIN ke-li

摘要: 以中国普米族人传统文化仪式“敬锅庄”为蓝本,采用回忆任务、创设新颖仪式等方法考察仪式动作、象征意义对普米族青少年及成年人控制感的影响,并考察积极情绪在这一过程中的作用。结果表明,较熟悉敬锅庄仪式的动作、象征意义或有更多情感体验的青少年控制感更高。仪式动作与象征意义对控制感的作用路径不同。仪式动作直接增强控制感,而象征意义通过积极情绪间接影响控制感。象征意义与控制感的关系还因为仪式经验主体的不同而有区别,祈求庇佑通过积极情绪间接影响青少年的控制感,而表达感恩通过积极情绪间接影响成年人的控制感。本研究对较为完整地探究仪式动作、象征意义对个体控制感的影响,并考察积极情绪在仪式过程中的作用有意义。

关键词: 控制感, 仪式动作, 象征意义, 积极情绪, 敬锅庄仪式

Abstract: The perceived control is an important psychological resource for human beings in the face of various natural disasters and social and cultural pressure. As the main content of culture, ritual is an important factor to help people acquire and enhance people’s perceived control.Worshipping Guozhuang is an important part of the daily life of the Pumi people (ethnic group people who live in southwest of China) .In order to explore the influence and mechanism of ritual on the perceived control, this study starts with the ritual of worshipping Guozhuang of Pumi people, and explores the influence of ritual on the perceived control and the mediating role of positive emotions from two aspects, namely, the ritual action, the symbolic meaning of the ritual. In experiment 1, 73 Pumi adolescents were taken as the research object, and the recall task was used to ask them to describe the situation of worshipping Guozhuang. The results showed that the perceived control in the high involvement group was significantly higher than that in the low involvement group. Experiment 2 creating a novel ritual, to manipulate ritual action and symbolic meaning, to proceed 2 (ritual action: action for ancestor worship vs. no action for ancestor worship) x 3 (symbolic meaning: Thanksgiving VS blessing VS no meaning express) behavior experiment to 96 Pumi adolescents, and discusses the mediating role of positive emotions. It was found that only performing ritual actions could directly enhance the perceived control of Pumi adolescents, while the meaning of prayer could only enhance the perceived control through the full mediation of positive emotions. In study 3, adult people of Pumi were given a recall task to initiate worshipping Guozhuang experience. The results showed that that only when the adult people expressed their gratitude to their ancestors in worshipping Guozhuang, could they affect their perceived control through the full mediation of positive emotions. To sum up, this study draws the following conclusions: ritual actions and ritual symbolic meaning have different influence paths on enhancing people's perceived control. Ritual actions directly enhance the perceived control, and symbolic meaning to enhance the perceived control through the full mediation of positive emotions. The subject of the ritual are different, and the meaning of the ritual that the positive emotion plays a role in the perceived control control is different. Adolescents tend to express blessing, while adults tend to thanksgiving.

Key words: perceived control, ritual action, symbolic meaning of ritual, positive emotions, worshipping Guozhuang