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By Stephen W. Krauss

ISBN-10: 904203713X

ISBN-13: 9789042037137

The Commitment-Reflectivity Circumplex (CRC) version of non secular orientation is brought and the implications from a sequence of version trying out experiments are reviewed. The CRC version was once built via a chain of experiences within the usa and Romania and was once created to be able to lessen the theoretical and empirical problems linked to the conventional Allportian non secular orientation types and measures. towards this finish, the problems linked to the Allportian non secular orientation types are reviewed, in addition to how the CRC version makes an attempt to deal with them. subsequent, the CRC version is brought and an inventory 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 experiences, the CRC version, which posits that every one spiritual orientation should be positioned alongside dimensions of dedication (importance) and reflectivity (complexity), is located to be extra actual than the Allportian versions in either the U.S. and Romania. in keeping with those reports, the which means and interpretation of the Allportian measures are reviewed and new interpretations are recommended. finally, the relationships among spiritual orientation, psychological wellbeing and fitness, character, ideology, and prejudice are explored. In each zone, the CRC version, and the measures in response to it, convey better predictive skills to standard ways in either the USA and Romania.

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Hood, Jr. be improved on both accounts. , religious motivation and religious cognitive style) even within North America. Conclusion Overall, these problems suggest that some improved measures may help lift the clouds currently plaguing the assessment of religious orientation. Improvements in measurement may thereby help answer some important questions of interest to the psychology of religion. Thus, in an effort to reduce the number and seriousness of the problems surrounding the measurement and conceptualization of religious orientation within the Allportian tradition, the rest of this book will deal with a series of studies that were conducted in an effort to minimize these problems and simultaneously clarify issues that have yet to been resolved by the psychology of religion.

The original I and E scales (Allport & Ross, 1967) contained some relatively complicated items and were not designed for research with young, old or uneducated populations. Gorsuch (1983) noted this SUREOHP DQG VLPSOLILHG WKH YRFDEXODU\ DQG IRUPDW WR PDNH DQ ³DJeXQLYHUVDO´ YHUVLRQ RI , DQG (   /DWHU KH ZHQW WKURXJK WKH VDPH process to make an improved version of I, Es, and Ep (Gorsuch, 1989). However, the Q scale contains some complicated items and it has never been modified for use with uneducated, young or old populations.

In addition, this comprehensive philosophy of life makes the individual tolerant (when coupled with the other aspects of mature religion), because in order to account for all experiences, he or she must attempt to recognize and overcome the ever-present limitations of his or her beliefs. The fifth element of a mature religion is a harmonious, consistent pattern of beliefs and actions, which Allport termed the ³LQWHJUDO´DVSHFWRIPDWXUHUHOLJLRQ7KH³LQWHJUDO´DVSHFWRIPDWXUH religion refers to both the logical consistency of beliefs, and also the consistency between beliefs and behavior.

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