Personality Correlates of One's Image of Jesus: Historiographic Analysis Using the Five-Factor Model of Personality

Volume
Volume 25
Issue
Fall 1997
Title
Personality Correlates of One's Image of Jesus: Historiographic Analysis Using the Five-Factor Model of Personality
Abstract

This research obtained ratings of Jesus on a comprehensive, well-validated personality instrument, the Adjective Check List. Ratings from 77 women and 38 men (ages 17 to 75) were obtained, and the resulting historiographic profile portrayed Jesus as being sympathetic and supportive of others, although he was perceived as maintaining an autonomous and detached presence. Using the five-factor model of personality as the organizing framework, we found that about 11% of the variance in the Jesus ratings overlapped with self-ratings of personality. We outlined the utility of historiographic analysis employing comprehensive models of personality by discussing it in terms of attachment theory.

Authors
Dr. R.L. Piedmont, Dr. J.E.G. Williams and Dr. J.W. Ciarrocchi
Pages
364 - 373
Price
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