Personality, conventional Christian belief and unconventional paranormal belief : a study among teenagers
Francis, Leslie J., Williams, Emyr and Robbins, Mandy. (2010) Personality, conventional Christian belief and unconventional paranormal belief : a study among teenagers. British Journal of Religious Education, Vol.32 (No.1). pp. 31-39. ISSN 0141-6200
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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01416200903332056
A sample of 10,851 pupils (5493 males and 5358 females) attending Year 9 classes (13- to 14-year-olds) and a sample of 9494 pupils (4787 males and 4707 females) attending Year 10 classes (14- to 15-year-olds) in non-denominational state-maintained secondary schools in England and Wales completed questions concerned with conventional Christian belief and unconventional paranormal belief, alongside the short-form Junior Eysenck Personality Questionnaire. The data demonstrated that conventional Christian belief and unconventional paranormal belief occupy different locations in relation to the Eysenckian model of personality in respect of the psychoticism scale and the lie scale. While conventional Christian belief is associated with lower psychoticism scores and higher lie scale scores (greater social conformity), unconventional paranormal belief is associated with higher psychoticism scores and lower lie scale scores (lower social conformity).
|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, Spiritualism -- Great Britain, Teenagers -- Religious life -- Great Britain, Adolescent psychology, Interpersonal relations in young adults -- Great Britain|
|Journal or Publication Title:||British Journal of Religious Education|
|Official Date:||January 2010|
|Page Range:||pp. 31-39|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
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