Forms and Degrees of Religious Commitment: Intrinsic Orientation in a Swedish Context

Volume
Volume 24
Issue
Winter 1996
Title
Forms and Degrees of Religious Commitment: Intrinsic Orientation in a Swedish Context
Abstract

The psychometric properties of the revised Swedish Religious Orientation Scale (sros ii) were tested in two academic environments. Intrinsic, extrinsic, and quest orientations and their relation to self-esteem were examined. An attempt was made to identify two sub-groups within the intrinsic sphere, specified as Intrinsic-Dogmatic (id) and Intrinsic Reflective (ir), and to validate these, tentatively, in relation to degree of conservatism, using the revised Swedish Social Attitude Scale. The subjects were undergraduate students of psychology and theology. The results suggest that forms and degrees of religious commitment can be adequately measured by sros ii. The id - ir hypothesis was supported and previous research findings with regard to self-esteem were partially replicated.

Author
Dr. M. Hovemyr
Pages
301 - 312
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