Work-related psychological health and psychological type among Church of England clergywomen
Robbins, Mandy and Francis, Leslie J.. (2010) Work-related psychological health and psychological type among Church of England clergywomen. Review of Religious Research, Vol.52 (No.1). pp. 57-71. ISSN 0034-673XFull text not available from this repository.
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Using the balanced affect model of work-related psychological health proposed and measured by the Francis Burnout Inventory, this paper set out to assess the work-related psychological health of a sample of 874 stipendiary parochial clergywomen working within the Church of England, to examine the association between work-related psychological health and psychological type as assessed by the Francis Psychological Type Scales. The data demonstrate that these clergywomen experience a high level of emotional exhaustion, often offset by a high level of satisfaction in ministry, but that these levels are roughly consistent with those reported by clergymen and clergywomen working in other cultural and denominational contexts. In terms of psychological type theory, the data demonstrate that extraverts and feelers enjoy a better level of work-related psychological health in comparison with introverts and thinkers. This finding is consistent with the view that introverted thinking clergywomen may find themselves operating in ministry for long periods with their less preferred orientation of extraversion and their less preferred judging function of feeling. Suggestions are offered to help introverted and thinking clergy deal more effectively with the stresses of ministry.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BL Religion
|Divisions:||Faculty of Social Sciences > Institute of Education|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Review of Religious Research|
|Publisher:||Religious Research Association|
|Number of Pages:||15|
|Page Range:||pp. 57-71|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
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