Psychological type and work-related psychological health among clergy in Australia, England and New Zealand
Francis, Leslie J., Robbins, Mandy, Kaldor, Peter and Castle, Keith. (2009) Psychological type and work-related psychological health among clergy in Australia, England and New Zealand. Journal of Psychology and Christianity, Vol.28 (No.3). pp. 200-212. ISSN 0733-4273
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A sample of 3,715 clergy from Australia, England and New Zealand completed two indices of work-related psychological health, the Scale of Emotional Exhaustion in Ministry (negative affect) and the Satisfaction in Ministry Scale (positive affect), together with a measure of Jungian psychological type, the Francis Psychological Type Scales. The data were employed to establish three issues: the level of work-related psychological health among clergy; the psychological type profile of clergy; and the relationship between psychological type and individual differences in work-related psychological health. The data demonstrate that clergy display high levels of positive affect coupled with high levels of negative affect; that the predominant psychological type profile of clergy prefers introversion over extraversion, sensing over intuition, feeling over thinking, and judging over perceiving; and that psychological type is able to predict differences in work-related psychological health among clergy. Clergy who prefer introversion and thinking experience lower levels of work-related psychological health than clergy who prefer extraversion and feeling. The implications of these findings are discussed for developing effective and healthy Christian ministry.
|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|
|Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH):||Clergy -- Psychology, Job satisfaction -- Religious aspects -- Christianity, Burn out (Psychology) -- Religious aspects -- Christianity, Typology (Psychology) -- Religious aspects -- Christianity|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Journal of Psychology and Christianity|
|Publisher:||Christian Association for Psychological Studies, Inc|
|Page Range:||pp. 200-212|
|Access rights to Published version:||Open Access|
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