Psychological health and attitude toward Christianity: a study among pupils attending Catholic schools in the Netherlands
Francis, Leslie J. and Hermans, C. A. M. (Chris A. M.). (2009) Psychological health and attitude toward Christianity: a study among pupils attending Catholic schools in the Netherlands. Journal of Religious Education . ISSN 1442-018X
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This study examines the wider relevance of recent research conducted in England, Northern Ireland and Hong Kong concerning the association between religion and psychological health among young people, by administering translations of the same measures to a sample of 980 pupils attending Catholic secondary schools in the Netherlands. These pupils completed the short-form Revised Eysenck Personality Questionnaire together with the Francis Scale of Attitude toward Christianity. The data confirmed the key finding from previous research that a more positive attitude toward Christianity is associated with lower scores recorded on the psychoticism scale. The implications of these findings are discussed for religious educators.
|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, Francis Scale of Attitude toward Christianity, Adolescent psychology -- Netherlands, Teenagers -- Religious life -- Netherlands, Catholic teenagers -- Netherlands, Catholic schools -- Netherlands|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Journal of Religious Education|
|Publisher:||Australian Catholic University|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
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