Religious Studies

A New Approach to Religious Orientation: The by Stephen W. Krauss

By Stephen W. Krauss

The Commitment-Reflectivity Circumplex (CRC) version of non secular orientation is brought and the consequences from a sequence of version trying out experiments are reviewed. The CRC version used to be built via a chain of reviews within the usa and Romania and used to be created that allows you to 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 versions 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 reports utilizing multidimensional scaling are then reviewed. In those reports, the CRC version, which posits that every one spiritual orientation may be positioned alongside dimensions of dedication (importance) and reflectivity (complexity), is located to be extra exact than the Allportian versions in either the U.S. and Romania. in response to those reviews, the that means and interpretation of the Allportian measures are reviewed and new interpretations are recommended. finally, the relationships among non secular orientation, psychological overall healthiness, character, ideology, and prejudice are explored. In each quarter, the CRC version, and the measures in response to it, express more desirable predictive skills to standard techniques in either the USA 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.

Krauss and Ralph W. Hood, Jr. It is also not very clear what the Quest scale is measuring. , Batson & Ventis, 1982; Darley & Batson, 1973) were subjected to much criticism suggesting that, instead of measuring an integral part of a mature religious orientation, the scales were actually measuring agnosticism, religious conflict, sophomoric doubt and a variety of other things (for a review, see Batson & Schoenrade, 1991a). However, Batson and Schoenrade (1991a, 1991b) improved the psychometrics of the scale and attempted to refute many of the earlier criticisms of the scale and the construct.

These item banks of 69, 71 and 65 questions were then completed by groups of 113, 112 and 117 participants respectively. All items were responded to on a five-point format (1= strongly disagree, 2= disagree, 3= unsure, 4= agree, 5 = strongly agree). The results were then analyzed using principal components analysis with promax and varimax rotation (Gorsuch, 1983). Since this was an exploratory analysis, components (factors) were initially identified using a variety of methods, namely the Kasier criterion and Cattell scree test.

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