Personality Characteristics of Male and Female Pastoral Candidates

Volume
Volume 19
Issue
Summer 1991
Title
Personality Characteristics of Male and Female Pastoral Candidates
Abstract

The Edwards Personal Preference Schedule (EPPS) and the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory (MMPI) were administered to a sample of 67 male and female United Church of Christ pastoral candidates. The purpose of this study was to determine whether changes in the candidate population (with respect to age and sex) during the 1980s have altered the composite "€œministerial personality"€ first identified by Nauss (1973). Results indicate that this personality profile has remained fairly constant, despite the higher mean age of candidates and the substantially higher number of women seeking ordination. The implication of these findings with respect to congregations'€™ needs and expectations is also examined.

Author
Dr. J. Patrick
Pages
186 - 196
Price
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