Three religious orientations and five personality factors : an exploratory study among adults in England
Robbins, Mandy, Francis, Leslie J., McIlroy, David, Clarke, Rachel and Pritchard, Lowri. (2010) Three religious orientations and five personality factors : an exploratory study among adults in England. Mental Health, Religion & Culture, Vol.13 (No.7/8). pp. 771-775. ISSN 1367-4676
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13674676.2010.519468
In order to explore the power of the five factor model of personality to explain individual differences recorded on measures of the three religious orientations, a sample of 198 adults in England completed established measures of the three religious orientations (intrinsic, extrinsic, and quest) and the big five personality factors (neuroticism, extraversion, openness, agreeableness, and conscientiousness). The data demonstrated that individual differences in the three religious orientations were largely independent of the five personality factors, apart from a significant positive correlation between intrinsic religiosity and agreeableness. These findings support Piedmont’s contention that religiosity is largely independent of personality when personality is operationalised in terms of the big five factors.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BR Christianity
|Divisions:||Faculty of Social Sciences > Institute of Education ( -2013)|
|Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH):||Christians -- Psychology, Psychology, Religious, Personality tests, Religiousness|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Mental Health, Religion & Culture|
|Official Date:||November 2010|
|Page Range:||pp. 771-775|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
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