Questionnaires for Belief and Morality

Questionnaires for Belief and Morality 70 EYSTEIN KALDESTAD QUESTIONNAIRES FOR BELIEF AND MORALITY Summary For use in Lutheran and other Protestant samples this author has evaluated Batson & Ven- tis' Doctrinal Orthodoxy Scale and Woodrum's Moral Conservatism Index, and developed and evaluated Kaldestad's Liberal Belief Scale, and Kaldestad's Humanistic Morality Sca- le. The content validity, the discriminant validity, the internal consistency, the factor struc- ture and the inter-correlations of the scales have been investigated in three Norwegian samples. Only subjects with some positive attitude to Christianity were included in the sam- ples. These two scales for assessment of doctrinal belief and these two scales for assess- ment of moral attitudes are found to be satisfactory and fruitful for use in the empirical research in the psychology of religion in Lutheran and other Protestant samples in Norway, and they should also be considered for use internationally. 1. Introduction l.l. The relevance for practical theology and psychiatry For psychiatrists it is important to have knowledge about the whole human being, including how the patients' religiosity may affect their personality and mental he- alth, and vice versa. It is important for ministers and pastoral counsellors to have knowledge about how the clients' personality and mental health http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of Empirical Theology Brill

Questionnaires for Belief and Morality

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Brill
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© 1992 Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, The Netherlands
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0922-2936
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1570-9256
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10.1163/157092592X00064
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70 EYSTEIN KALDESTAD QUESTIONNAIRES FOR BELIEF AND MORALITY Summary For use in Lutheran and other Protestant samples this author has evaluated Batson & Ven- tis' Doctrinal Orthodoxy Scale and Woodrum's Moral Conservatism Index, and developed and evaluated Kaldestad's Liberal Belief Scale, and Kaldestad's Humanistic Morality Sca- le. The content validity, the discriminant validity, the internal consistency, the factor struc- ture and the inter-correlations of the scales have been investigated in three Norwegian samples. Only subjects with some positive attitude to Christianity were included in the sam- ples. These two scales for assessment of doctrinal belief and these two scales for assess- ment of moral attitudes are found to be satisfactory and fruitful for use in the empirical research in the psychology of religion in Lutheran and other Protestant samples in Norway, and they should also be considered for use internationally. 1. Introduction l.l. The relevance for practical theology and psychiatry For psychiatrists it is important to have knowledge about the whole human being, including how the patients' religiosity may affect their personality and mental he- alth, and vice versa. It is important for ministers and pastoral counsellors to have knowledge about how the clients' personality and mental health

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Published: Jan 1, 1992

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