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By Stephen W. Krauss

ISBN-10: 904203713X

ISBN-13: 9789042037137

The Commitment-Reflectivity Circumplex (CRC) version of non secular orientation is brought and the consequences from a sequence of version trying out experiments are reviewed. The CRC version used to be built via a sequence of experiences within the usa and Romania and was once created so one can decrease the theoretical and empirical problems linked to the normal Allportian non secular orientation types and measures. towards this finish, the problems linked to the Allportian spiritual orientation types are reviewed, besides how the CRC version makes an attempt to handle them. subsequent, the CRC version is brought and an inventory of its predictions are given and in comparison to these of the Allportian versions. the result of 10 version checking out reviews utilizing multidimensional scaling are then reviewed. In those stories, the CRC version, which posits that every one spiritual orientation will be positioned alongside dimensions of dedication (importance) and reflectivity (complexity), is located to be extra exact than the Allportian versions in either the U.S. and Romania. in response to those stories, the which means and interpretation of the Allportian measures are reviewed and new interpretations are prompt. finally, the relationships among non secular orientation, psychological overall healthiness, character, ideology, and prejudice are explored. In each quarter, the CRC version, and the measures in response to it, convey better predictive talents to conventional methods in either the us and Romania.

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Yet, this does not suggest that someone with a mature religion is a chronic skeptic or an agnostic, but it does suggest that they are closer to agnosticism than most other religious people. 72). Despite the apparent distinctiveness of these six elements, Allport believed that all the elements were interconnected, complementary, and somewhat inseparable. For Allport, an individual with a mature religion was much like a talented tapestry weaver. At the most basic level, the dynamic element makes the individual the weaver and guarantees he or she will continue to weave.

Gorsuch, 1994). Even so, this approach forms its foundation on slight revisions of the Intrinsic (I) and Extrinsic (E) scales and therefore can be considered to be nominally Allportian. In addition, following Hunt and King (1971), this approach perceives the 40 Stephen W. Krauss and Ralph W. Hood, Jr. I and E scales to be primarily measuring religious motivation (Gorsuch, 1983, 1, 1984, 1, 1988, 1, 1994). Probably the most important aspect of this approach is that its measurement generally guides its theory.

65). In The Commitment-Reflectivity Circumplex 33 other words, Allport (1950) appears to have expected that certain people with an immature/extrinsic religion would not be aware of their extrinsic motivations for being religious (which is important considering that participants had to report their own motivations) and/or would not be able to distinguish the ideas behind the intrinsic and extrinsic items because of a lack of cognitive differentiation. This would make the scales appear to be unrelated, while the concepts themselves would be in direct opposition to one another.

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