Measuring Christian Maturity: A Comparison of Several Scales

Volume
Volume 19
Issue
Spring 1991
Title
Measuring Christian Maturity: A Comparison of Several Scales
Abstract

One way to explore the meaning of Christian maturity is to try to measure Christian maturity. Catholic and Protestant students responded to several instruments purporting to measure Christian maturity and one instrument measuring intrinsic faith. The correlations between the instruments were all positive and typically high. Several of the instruments were collapsed together and a principle components factor analysis revealed four basic factors undergirding the instruments. Using a varimax rotation, the four factors seemed to reflect: (a) personal commitment as manifested in living, (b) personal commitment as manifested in belief, (c) relationships with others, and (d) perceptions of God as protector and sustainer. In summary, this article takes an empirical look at what is means to be a mature Christian.

Authors
Dr. R.L. Bassett, R. Poage, P.J. Hunsberger, M. Flaherty, I. Doxator, R. Distaffen, S. Biggs, C. Dorr, D. Humphrey, W. Camplin and H. Thompson
Pages
84 - 93
Price
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