Stephen W. Krauss's A New Approach to Religious Orientation: The PDF

By Stephen W. Krauss

ISBN-10: 904203713X

ISBN-13: 9789042037137

The Commitment-Reflectivity Circumplex (CRC) version of spiritual orientation is brought and the consequences from a sequence of version checking out experiments are reviewed. The CRC version was once constructed via a chain of reviews within the usa and Romania and was once created so that it will decrease the theoretical and empirical problems linked to the normal Allportian non secular orientation versions and measures. towards this finish, the problems linked to the Allportian non secular orientation types are reviewed, besides how the CRC version makes an attempt to deal with them. subsequent, the CRC version is brought and a listing of its predictions are given and in comparison to these of the Allportian versions. the result of 10 version checking out reviews utilizing multidimensional scaling are then reviewed. In those reports, the CRC version, which posits that every one spiritual orientation could be positioned alongside dimensions of dedication (importance) and reflectivity (complexity), is located to be extra actual than the Allportian types in either the U.S. and Romania. in accordance with those stories, the that means and interpretation of the Allportian measures are reviewed and new interpretations are steered. finally, the relationships among spiritual orientation, psychological well-being, character, ideology, and prejudice are explored. In each sector, the CRC version, and the measures in accordance with it, convey improved predictive skills to standard techniques in either the us and Romania.

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75 for the 6-item version of each scale, (7) readability and simplicity of vocabulary, (8) inclusion of only the items that seemed to be able to be meaningfully and predictably responded to by people of all religions and degrees of religiosity (including nonreligious respondents). Each successive administration included additional items that were seen as related, though conceptually more diverse, in an effort to increase the content diversity of the scales.

28 Stephen W. Krauss and Ralph W. Hood, Jr. The second element of mature religion is intrinsic motivation, which Allport (1950) called mature relLJLRQ¶V ³G\QDPLF´ FKDUDFWHU For an individual high in this trait, religion has broken free of its original, extrinsic origins and is valued for its own sake (Allport, 1937, 1950; see also Gorsuch, 1994). The third element of a mature religion is moral consistency. Individuals with a mature religious orientation always apply their moral standards in every circumstance, situation, and time.

Kirkpatrick first used factor analysis to show that the Extrinsic scale (Allport & Ross, 1967) was measuring two different religious orientations: extrinsic-social (Es) and extrinsicpersonal (Ep). Kirkpatrick then showed that Es and Ep had different correlations with a number of variables, including the Intrinsic scale, prayer, and church attendance. In other words, Kirkpatrick showed that the Es items were largely independent of the Ep items and were differentially related to other variables of interest.

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