Clergy work-related satisfactions in parochial ministry: the influence of personality and churchmanship
Francis, Leslie J., Hills, P. R. and Rutledge, Christopher J. F.. (2008) Clergy work-related satisfactions in parochial ministry: the influence of personality and churchmanship. Mental Health, Religion & Culture, Vol.11 (No.3). pp. 327-339. ISSN 1367-4676
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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13674670701288639
The aim of this study was to test several hypotheses that clergy work-related satisfaction could be better explained by a multidimensional rather than a unidimensional model. A sample of 1071 male stipendiary parochial clergy in the Church of England completed the Clergy Role Inventory, together with the short-form Revised Eysenck Personality Questionnaire. Factor analysis of the Clergy Role Inventory identified five separate clergy roles: Religious Instruction, Administration, Statutory Duties (conducting marriages and funerals), Pastoral Care, and Role Extension (including extra-parochial activities). Respondents also provided an indication of their predispositions on the catholic-evangelical and liberal-conservative dimensions. The significant associations of the satisfactions derived from each of the roles with the demographic, personality, and churchmanship variables were numerous, varied, and, with few exceptions, small in magnitude. Separate hierarchical regressions for each of the five roles indicated that the proportion of total variance explained by churchmanship was, in general, at least as great as that explained by personality, and was greater for three roles: Religious Instruction, Statutory Duties, and Role Extension. It was concluded that clergy satisfactions derived from different roles are not uniform and that churchmanship is at least as important as personality in accounting for clergy work satisfaction.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BR Christianity
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
|Divisions:||Faculty of Social Sciences > Institute of Education ( -2013)|
|Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH):||Maudsley personality inventory, Church of England -- Clergy, Clergy -- Psychology, Psychology and religion, Job satisfaction -- Religious aspects -- Christianity|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Mental Health, Religion & Culture|
|Official Date:||April 2008|
|Page Range:||pp. 327-339|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
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