A Social-Personality Perspective on Humility, Religiousness, and Spirituality

Volume
Volume 42
Issue
Spring 2014
Title
A Social-Personality Perspective on Humility, Religiousness, and Spirituality
Abstract

Two studies were conducted about humility and religiousness-spirituality dimensions of the self. In Study 1, a sample of adults self-reported their religious affiliation, humility, and narcissism. We found Protestant and Catholic adults self-reported being more humble-modest than non-religious adults. In Study 2, college students self-reported humility-modesty, humility-arrogance, and religiousness-spirituality and were rated on these same qualities by a person who knew them well. Positive correlations were found between self and other-rated humility and between self-reported humility, religious values/beliefs, and religious-spiritual coping. Ratings of the participant as humble (relative to arrogant) were positively correlated with several facets of religiousness-spirituality. The magnitude of correlations was relatively unchanged when socially desirable responding was statistically controlled.

Authors
Dr. W.C. Rowatt, L.L. Kang, M.C. Haggard and Dr. J.P. LaBouff
Pages
31 - 40
Price
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