The psychological type profile of Anglican churchgoers in England : compatible or incompatible with their clergy?
Francis, Leslie J., Robbins, Mandy and Craig, Charlotte L.. (2011) The psychological type profile of Anglican churchgoers in England : compatible or incompatible with their clergy? International Journal of Practical Theology, Vol.5 (No.2). pp. 243-259. ISSN 1430-6921
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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1515/IJPT.2011.036
In this study psychological type theory was employed to profile samples of 2,135 women and 1,169 men in the context of Anglican church services in England in order to establish how representative churchgoers are of the wider population and how compatible churchgoers are with their clergy. The women displayed preferences for sensing (82 %), feeling (70 %), and judging (85 %), with a balance between extraversion (51 %) and introversion (49 %). The men displayed preferences for introversion (62 %), sensing (78 %), thinking (58 %), and judging (86 %). These characteristics are compared with the United Kingdom population norms to establish the distinctiveness of Anglican churchgoers and compared with previously published data on Anglican clergy to establish the points of similarity, differences and potential tension between Anglican clergy and laity.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BX Christian Denominations
|Divisions:||Faculty of Social Sciences > Institute of Education|
|Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH):||Anglicans -- England -- Psychology, Anglican Communion -- Clergy -- Psychology|
|Journal or Publication Title:||International Journal of Practical Theology|
|Page Range:||pp. 243-259|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
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