Neuroticism and intensity of religious affect among practising British pagans
Francis, Leslie J., Williams, Emyr and Billington, Ursula. (2009) Neuroticism and intensity of religious affect among practising British pagans. Pomegranate: The International Journal of Pagan Studies, Vol.11 (No.2). pp. 223-239. ISSN 1528-0268Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1558/pome.v11i2.223
The Williams Scale of Attitude toward Paganism (as a particularised measure of the affective dimension of religion) was completed by seventy-five participants at a Pagan camp in celebration of the Midsummer Festival, together with the abbreviated form of the Revised Eysenck Personality Questionnaire (including a recognised measure of neuroticism). The data demonstrated that, after controlling for sex differences (routinely found in indices of neuroticism), more positive religious affect was significantly associated with higher neuroticism scores, but was not significantly associated with extraversion scores, psychoticism scores, or lie scale scores. These findings from research conducted in a (specific) Pagan context are contrasted with the consensus from studies (employing a comparable measure of religious affect) that have tended to find that more positive religious affect was associated with lower neuroticism scores in a Christian context.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BL Religion
|Divisions:||Faculty of Social Sciences > Institute of Education|
|Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH):||Neopagans -- Psychology, Neopagans -- Great Britain -- Religious life and customs, Paganism -- Great Britain, Neuroticism, Religion -- Psychological aspects, Scale analysis (Psychology), Personality tests|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Pomegranate: The International Journal of Pagan Studies|
|Publisher:||Equinox Publishing Ltd.|
|Number of Pages:||17|
|Page Range:||pp. 223-239|
|Access rights to Published version:||Open Access|
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