Women priests in the Church of England : psychological type profile
Francis, Leslie J., Robbins, Mandy and Whinney, Michael. (2011) Women priests in the Church of England : psychological type profile. Religions, Vol.2 (No.3). pp. 389-397. ISSN 2077-1444
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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/rel2030389
This study employed psychological type theory and measurement to explore the psychological profile of women priests ordained in the Church of England. A sample of 83 Anglican clergywomen in England completed the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI). The data demonstrated clear preferences for introversion (63%) over extraversion (37%), for intuition (60%) over sensing (40%), for feeling (76%) over thinking (24%), and for judging (55%) over perceiving (45%). In terms of dominant types, 37% were dominant feelers, 31% dominant intuitives, 23% dominant sensers, and 8% dominant thinkers. These findings are discussed to illuminate the preferred ministry styles of Anglican clergywomen in England and to highlight the significant differences between the psychological type profile of clergywomen and the UK female population norms.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology|
|Divisions:||Faculty of Social Sciences > Institute of Education ( -2013)|
|Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH):||Women clergy -- Psychology, Anglican Communion -- Clergy -- Psychology|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Religions|
|Page Range:||pp. 389-397|
|Access rights to Published version:||Open Access|
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