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  • Religious seekers' attraction to the plain Mennonites and Amish.
    Anderson, Cory (2016)
    Review of Religious Research 58:1: 125-147.

    Factor analysis of survey data from a web-based convenience sample of seekers attracted to austere plain Anabaptist sects. Factor themes: familism, rejection of sexualized youth culture, fundamentalism perceived as anti-secularization, primitivism, desire for structure, Anabaptist ancestors.

    Associated Search Terms: Factor analysis; Seeker; Internet survey; Conversion; Anabaptist; Amish; Mennonite
  • Testosterone, risk taking, and religiosity: Evidence from two cultures.
    Ellis, Lee, Anthony W. Hoskin, and Malini Ratnasingam (2016)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 55:1: 153-173. Erratum 55:3: 437

    Using student surveys from Malaysia & U.S.A., finds women more religious than men, but biological explanations for the difference were disconfirmed.

    Associated Search Terms: Sex; Students, undergraduate; Risk preference; Reductionism; Religiosity; Factor analysis
  • Relationships with God among young adults: Validating a measurement model with four dimensions.
    Manglos-Weber, Nicolette D., Margarita A. Mooney, Kenenth A. Bollen, and J. Micah Roos (2016)
    Sociology of Religion 77:2: 193-213.

    Develops a measure of dimensions of young adults' relationships with God: intimacy, consistency, anxiety, & anger.

    Associated Search Terms: Factor analysis; Methods; Young adults; Dimensions of religiosity
  • Measuring congregational vitality: Phase 2 development of an outcome measurement tool.
    Bobbitt, Linda (2014)
    Review of Religious Research 56:3: 467-484.

    Development of a scale of congregational vitality in the context of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.

    Associated Search Terms: Evangelical Lutheran Church in America; Scale; Factor analysis; Congregation; Methods
  • Religious orthodoxy and the American worker.
    Steffy, Kody (2013)
    Sociology of Religion 74:1: 1-29.

    Analyzes 1992 Economic Values Survey (U.S.A.) data; the more orthodox say morality & concern for others are important for work-place decisions, say they respect work place rules, & cite non-extrinsic motives. The orthodoxy measure is a composite of biblical literalism, salience, & seeking divine guidance during religious services.

    Associated Search Terms: United States; Factor analysis; Orthodoxy (doctrinal); Orthodoxy scale; Work
  • Croatia's religious story: The coexistence of institutionalized and individualized religiosity.
    Nikodem, Krunoslav, and Siniša Zrinš?ak (2012)
    In Detlef Pollack, Olaf Müller, and Gert Pickel (eds.) The Social Significance of Religion in the Enlarged Europe. Secularization, Individualization and Pluralization. Farnham, U.K.: Ashgate, pp. 207-227.

    Based on 2006 survey data, which are compared to other surveys. Individual & church religiosity coexist.

    Associated Search Terms: State; Individualism; Factor analysis; Croatia
  • Does Religion Protect Against Psychological Distress Among Chronically Ill and poor Women?
    Kilbourne, Barbara, Sherry M. Cummings, and Robert S. Levine (2011)
    In Anthony J. Blasi (ed.) Toward a Sociological Theory of Religion and Health. Leiden: Brill, pp. 95-114.

    Analyzes interview data from low-income female patients in a Nashville, Tennessee, clinic. Dimensions of religion, arrived at through factor analysis, have modest but significant inverse effects on depression.

    Associated Search Terms: Poverty; Stress; Factor analysis; Mental health; Dimensions of religiosity; Women; Medical; Depression; United States, Tennessee, Nashville
  • Believers in Progress. Youth and Religion in Italy.
    Giordan, Giuseppe (2010)
    In Giuseppe Giordan (ed.) Annual Review of the Sociology of Religion. Vol. 1: Youth and Religion. Leiden: Brill, pp. 353-381.

    Based on 2004 questionnaire data from a nearly total population of youth in Aosta, Italy. Factor analysis shows three components in the data: practice, pluralism, & identity.

    Associated Search Terms: Practice; Students, secondary; Factor analysis; Identity; Italy, Aosta Valley; Pluralism
  • Confirmatory Factor Analysis Validation of a Four-factor Measure of Spirituality-religiosity for Use in Diverse Substance Abuse Treatment Populations.
    Neff, James Alan (2010)
    Review of Religious Research 52:1: 41-56.

    Finds a relatively invariant factor structure of a spirituality/religiosity scale.

    Associated Search Terms: Dimensions of religiosity; Religiosity scale; Spirituality scale; Methods; Scale; Factor analysis
  • Round Trip to Hell in a Flying Saucer: The Relationship between Conventional Christian and Paranormal Beliefs in the United States.
    Mencken, F. Carson, Christopher D. Bader, and Ye Jung Kim (2009)
    Sociology of Religion 70:1: 65-85.

    2005 U.S.A. survey data show paranormal & conventional Christian belief to be distinct but correlated.

    Associated Search Terms: Paranormal; Factor analysis; United States; Belief
  • Social and Genetic Influences on Adolescent Religious Attitudes and Practices.
    Eaves, Lindon J., Peter K. Hatemi, Elizabeth C. Prom-Womley, and Lenn Murrelle (2008)
    Social Forces 86:4: 1621-1646.

    Questionnaire study of twins & their mothers in North Carolina; socialization explained most religiosity.

    Associated Search Terms: Socialization; Family; Factor analysis; Children; Adolescents; Inheritance
  • Testing the Effects of Organizational Culture on a Catholic Religious Order.
    Oviedo, Lluis (2008)
    Journal of Contemporary Religion 23:2: 193-214.

    Factor analysis of questionnaire data from a sampel of provinces of the order of Friars Minor, showing 5 subcultures. Regression data with measures of vitality.

    Associated Search Terms: Organizational culture; Orders/congregations; Franciscan (O.F.M.); Factor analysis; Subculture; Clergy
  • Attitudes towards Religious Pluralism: Measurements and Consequences.
    Smith, Buster G. (2007)
    Social Compass 54:2: 333-353.

    Factor analysis of 2000 U.S. telephone interview data. Using the factors shows contact, doctrinal background, & involvement in one's own religion affect pluralist attitudes.

    Associated Search Terms: Factor analysis; Pluralism; United States
  • Operationalizing the Civil Religion Concept at a Cross-Cultural Level.
    Flere, Sergej, and Miran Lavric (2007)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 46:4: 595-604.

    Uses factor analysis to distinguish civil religion attitudes from religiosity & traditionalism. Based on survey data from university students in Slovenia,Bosnia, Serbia, & the U.S.A.

    Associated Search Terms: Students, undergraduate; Factor analysis; Civil religion
  • Membership of Nordic 'National' Churches as a 'Civil Religious' Phenomenon.
    Sundback, Susan (2007)
    Implicit Religion 10:3: 262-280.

    Factor analysis of 2000 European Values Study data to identify elements of a civil religion in 4 Nordic nations.

    Associated Search Terms: Sweden; Factor analysis; Civil religion; Denmark; Finland; Iceland
  • Exploring the Dimensionality of "Religiosity" and "Spirituality" in the Fetzer Multidimensional Measure.
    Neff, James Alan (2006)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 45:3: 449-459.

    Finds that multidimensional instruments can be used cross-ethnically.

    Associated Search Terms: Factor analysis; Dimensions of religiosity; Religiosity
  • Conflict and Consensus. A Study of Values and Attitudes in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland.
    Fahey, Tony, Bernadette C. Hayes, and Richard Sinnott (2006)
    Leiden, The Netherlands: Brill.

    Based on European Values Study data, with added items. Factor analysis shows somewhat different attitudinal cleavages in the 2 Irelands.

    Associated Search Terms: Moral; Ireland; Conflict; Catholic, Great Britain; Catholic, Ireland; Protestant, Great Britain; Protestant, Ireland; Life satisfaction; Great Britain, Northern Ireland; Work; Factor analysis; Belief; Practice; Marriage; Trust; Comparative
  • The Positioning of the Parish in a Context of Individualization.
    De Groot, Kees, Joris Kregting, and Erik Borgman (2005)
    Social Compass 52:2: 211-223.

    Analyzes 2003 questionnaire data from Dutch Catholic parish councils. Factor analysis: an "accessible" type that included most cases & a distinctively "Christian" type, not identical to but analogous to the "service" & "exclusive" types theorized.

    Associated Search Terms: Netherlands; Catholic, Netherlands; Factor analysis; Parish; Parish council
  • Some UUs are more U than U: Theological Self-Description Chosen by Unitarian Universalists.
    Casebolt, James, and Tiffany Niekro (2005)
    Review of Religious Research 46:3: 235-242.

    Factor analysis of 1997 data from Unitarian Universalists.

    Associated Search Terms: Unitarian, U.S.A.; Factor analysis; Neopagan; Belief; Merger; Unitarian Universalist
  • After the New Age.
    Bainbridge, William Sims (2004)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 43:3: 381-394.

    Conventional religion encourages new age religiosity by promoting religiosity in general, but also discourages experimentation.

    Associated Search Terms: Conventionality; New age; Factor analysis
  • The Multidimensionality of Motivation for Jewish Religious Behavior: Content, Structure, and Relationship to Religious Identity.
    Lazar, Aryeh, Shlomo Kravetz, and Peri Frederich-Kedem (2002)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 41:3: 509-519.

    Factor analysis of motives for Jewish observance.

    Associated Search Terms: Factor analysis; Israel; Jewish, Israel; Motive
  • 'Good' Jobs and 'Bad' Jobs: Differences in the Clergy Employment Relationship.
    Mueller, Charles W., and Elaine M. McDuff (2002)
    Review of Religious Research 44:2: 150-168.

    Analyzes 1996 survey data from clergy of 2 Protestant denominations; larger congregations provide both more material & more non-material support for their clergy.

    Associated Search Terms: Parish; Job satisfaction; United Church of Christ; Clergy; Factor analysis; Disciples of Christ
  • Latina Religious Practice: Analyzing Cultural Dimensions in Measures of Religiosity.
    Peńa, Milagros, and Lisa M. Frehill (1998)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 37:4: 620-635.

    Based on 12 focus groups.

    Associated Search Terms: Latino Americans; Marian; Religiosity; Women; Factor analysis
  • La religiositŕ nel prisma della teoria multidimensionale. Linea-guida perla recerca empirica nel Mezzogiorno.
    Martelli, Stefano (1998)
    In Domenico Pizzuti, Ciro Sarnataro, Giacomo DiGennaro, and Stefano Martelli (eds.) La religiositŕ nel Mezzogiorno. Persistenza e differenziazione della religione in un'area in trasformazione. Milano: Franco Angeli, pp. 77-103.

    Recounts the development of an instrument from Mantua data; develops a theory of multidimensionality for Italy's South. Reports findings from earlier studies of the South & develops hypotheses pertaining to the region.

    Associated Search Terms: Methodology; Dimensions of religiosity; Factor analysis; Italy, South
  • The Influence of Religious Affiliation on the Clustering of Social Attitudes.
    Miller, Alan S. (1996)
    Review of Religious Research 37;3: 219-232.

    Factor analysis of 1972-91 General Social Survey (U.S.A.) data; issues cluster somewhat differently across Christian denominations, moreso between Christians and Jews.

    Associated Search Terms: United States; Denomination (organizational entity); Factor analysis
  • A Comparison of the Political Behavior of Faith-based and Secular Peace Groups.
    Pagnucco, Ronald (1996)
    In Christian Smith (ed.) Disruptive Religion. The Force of faith in Social Movement Activism. New York: Routledge, pp. 205-222.

    1988 survey data from 483 peace movement organizations in the U.S.A. show religious ones more likely to use unconventional tactics. Case study of Pax Christi USA.

    Associated Search Terms: Peace/war; Social movement; Factor analysis; Pax Christi USA
  • Swiatopoglad 'New Age.'
    Doktór, Tadeusz (1996)
    In Tadeusz Doktór (ed.), Ruchy Pogranicza Religii I Nauki. Jako Zjawisko Socjopsychologiczne, tom 5. Warsaw: Wydawnictwa Uniwersytetu Warszawskiego, pp. 167-216.

    Factor analyses 1992 Warsaw student data; shows "New Age" & "Christian" factors of their beliefs. Sees support for the invisible religion model of secularization.

    Associated Search Terms: Students, undergraduate; Poland; New age; Factor analysis; Luckmann, Thomas; Invisible religion; Secularization
  • A Multidimensional Measure of Religious Involvement for African Americans.
    Levin, Jeffrey S., Robert Joseph Taylor, and Linda M. Chatters (1995)
    Sociological Quarterly 36:1: 157-173.

    Uses National (U.S.A..) Survey of Black Americans data to develop a religiosity instrument.

    Associated Search Terms: Factor analysis; African Americans; Religiosity scale; Dimensions of religiosity; Methodology
  • La Religiositŕ in Sicilia.
    Canta, Carmelina Chiara (1995)
    Caltanissetta: Sciascia.

    Analyzes 1994 interview data from Sicily; shows percentages of types of adherent & public opinion on various topics.

    Associated Search Terms: Dimensions of religiosity; Italy, Sicily; Membership; Practice; Belief; Magic; Values; Politics, Italy; Education; Age; Factor analysis
  • Images of God in a Postmodern World.
    Chalfant, H. Paul (1993)
    International Review of Modern Sociology 23:1: 33-41.

    Factor analysis of General Social Survey (U.S.A.) data; shows factors around traditional & untraditional images of God.

    Associated Search Terms: God, image of; Factor analysis; United States
  • Mormonism: Catholic, Protestant, Different?
    Johnson, Martin, and Phil Mullins (1992)
    Review of Religious Research 34:1: 51-62.

    Factor analysis of questionnaire data on beliefs & values from Mormons & members of 5 Christian denominations; focuses on similarities & differences between Mormons & others.

    Associated Search Terms: Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.; United Methodist; Disciples of Christ; Southern Baptist; Mormon, U.S.A.; Catholic, U.S.A.; Belief; Factor analysis
  • The Formation of Religious Attitudes and World Views: A Longitudinal Study of Young Finns.
    Helve, Helena (1991)
    Social Compass 38;4: 373-392.

    Longitudinal interview study of adolescents in a Helsinki suburb; focuses on agents of socialization; uses factor analysis to reveal world views.

    Associated Search Terms: Socialization; Factor analysis; Adolescents; Finland, Helsinki
  • "Nenn's wie Du willst..." Religiöse Semantik unter der Bedingung struktureller Individualisierung.
    Krüggeler, Michael (1991)
    Schweizerische Zeitschrift für Soziologie/Revue suisse de sociologie 17:3: 455-472. Comment by Gilbert Vincent 17:3: 473-483.

    Factor analyzes Swiss survey data; develops an empirical typology of respondent with types that correlate with practice.

    Associated Search Terms: Syncretism; Sociolinguistics; Meaning; Factor analysis; Switzerland; Practice
  • Religious, Ethnic, and Class Divisions in Israel: Convergent or Cross Cutting?
    Ayalon, Hanna, Eliezer Ben-Rafael, and Stephen Sharot (1991)
    In Zvi Sobel and Benjamin Beit-Hallahmi (eds.), Tradition, Innovation, Conflict. Jewishness and Judaism in Contemporary Israel. Albany: State University of New York Pess, pp. 279-304.

    Factor analyzes 1982-83 interview data from men in Beersheba; shows convergent & cross cutting aspects.

    Associated Search Terms: Factor analysis; Stratification; Jewish, Israel; Israel, Beersheba; Ethnic
  • Ethnicity, Religion, and Class in Israeli Society.
    Ben-Rafael, Eliezer, and Stephen Sharot (1991)
    New York: Cambridge University Press.

    Based on participant observation, open-ended interviews, & factor analysis of 1981-83 interview data from fathers of school age children in Beer Sheva.

    Associated Search Terms: Politics, Israel; Moroccan Israelis; Migrant; Iraqi Israelis; Romanian Israelis; Polish Israelis; Factor analysis; Religiosity; Secularization; Israel, Beersheba; Generations; Stratification; Ethnic; Jewish, Israel
  • Dimensions of Religiosity among Believers in Japanese Folk Religion.
    Kaneko, Satoru (1990)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 29:1: 1-18.

    Based on 1986 interview data collected at a shrine in Osaka.

    Associated Search Terms: Popular religion; Japan, Osaka; Jodo Shinshu, Japan; Factor analysis; Dimensions of religiosity
  • Political Cohesion in Churches.
    Wald, Kenneth D., Dennis E. Owen, and Samuel S. Hill, Jr. (1990)
    Journal of Politics 52: 197-215.

    Factor analysis of 1986-87 questionnaire data from protestant congregations in the Gainesville area; shows 4 factors (strong religion, social stability, age, associational involvement) predicting cohesion around conservative moral norms.

    Associated Search Terms: Politics, U.S.A.; Conservative, U.S.A.; United States, Florida, Gainesville; Factor analysis; Moral
  • Religion and the Problem-solving Process: Three Styles of Coping.
    Pargament, Kenneth I., Joseph Kennell, William Hathaway, Nancy Grevengoed, John Newman, and Wendy Jones (1988)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 27:1: 90-104.

    Factor analysis produces three coping styles, which relate to different kinds of religious activity.

    Associated Search Terms: Religiosity; Factor analysis; Coping
  • Religious Belief, Particiption and Consequences: An Explortory and Confirmatory Analysis.
    Hilty, Dale M. (1988)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 27:2: 243-259.

    Factor analysis of more nuanced items than used beforehand for dimensions of religiosity study; finds belief, difficulty, social conscience, apathy, & satisfaction factors.

    Associated Search Terms: Belief; Justice; Dimensions of religiosity; Factor analysis
  • Christianity, Social Class, and the Catholic Bishops' Economic Policy.
    Tamney, Joseph B., Ronald Burton, and Stephen G. Johnson (1988)
    Sociological Analysis 49:S: S78-S96.

    Muncie, Indiana, data show non-fundamentalist Catholics & fundamentalist Protestants favor economic restructuring.

    Associated Search Terms: Stratification; Factor analysis; Catholic, U.S.A.; Economic; Fundamentalist, U.S.A.; United States, Indiana, Muncie
  • Women Called Catholics: The Sources of Dissatisfaction with the Church, Santa Clara County, California.
    Browne, J. Patrick, and Timothy J. Lukes (1988)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 27:2: 284-290.

    Factor analysis produced 3 clusters of how satisfied women respondents were with the church: 1) local issues, 2) moral issues, & 3) ideological issues; local issues were most important.

    Associated Search Terms: Catholic, U.S.A.; Women; United States, California, Santa Clara County; Factor analysis
  • Development Activities by American Missionaries in Sub-saharan Africa.
    Hickey, Jo Ann S., and Anthony A. Hickey (1987)
    Sociology and Social Research 72:1: 17-19.

    Factor analysis of descriptions of projects in 43 nations, 1978-83; correlates 3 factors with selected social & economic indicators of the nations.

    Associated Search Terms: Development; Missions; Christian, Africa; Africa; Factor analysis
  • Perceptions of Authority and the Power Strategies Used by Clergymen.
    Falbo, Toni, B. Lynn New, and Margie Gaines (1987)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 26:4: 499-507.

    Factor analysis of data from Catholic & Southern Baptist clergy.

    Associated Search Terms: Catholic; Factor analysis; Authority; Southern Baptist; Clergy role
  • The Effect of Latent Racist, Ethnic and Sexual Biases on Placement.
    Schreckengost, George E. (1987)
    Review of Religious Research 28:4: 351-366.

    Factor analysis of 1983 survey data from pastors & laity in the United Methodist East Ohio Conference; the factors predict little of the variation of acceptance of female or minority pastors. Pastors underestimate lay acceptance.

    Associated Search Terms: Factor analysis; United Methodist; United States, Ohio; Prejudice
  • Religiöse und politische Werte in Alters- und Bildungsgruppen. Differenzierung und Kristallisation von Wertvorstellungen in der Bundesrepublik Deutschland.
    Meulemann, Heiner (1987)
    Politische Vierteljahresschrift 28:2: 220-241.

    Analyzes 1982 West German survey data; explores factor structure of the inverse relationship between religious & political interest & participation.

    Associated Search Terms: Factor analysis; Politics, Germany; Germany, West; Age; Education
  • Kirchentag zwischen Kirche und Welt. Auf der Suche nach Antworten. Eine empirische Untersuchung auf dem 21. Deutschen Evangelischen Kirchentag Düsseldorf 1985.
    Feige, Andreas, Ingrid Lukatis, and Wolfgang Lukatis (1987)
    Berlin: Wichern-Verlag.

    Analyzes 1985 survey data from participants in the Protestant Church meeting at Hanover, aged under 28.

    Associated Search Terms: Peace/war; Justice; Politics, Germany; Young adults; Factor analysis; Lutheran, Germany; Germany; Kirchentag
  • Measuring Christian Orthodoxy: Reassessing the Issue of Unidimensionality.
    Lindsey, Donald B., Barbara W. Sirotnik, and John Heeran (1986)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 25:3: 328-338.

    Factor analysis of questionnaire data from students at California State University, San Bernardino, & comparison with Canadian & Australian data; shows traditional & rational forms of Christian orthodoxy.

    Associated Search Terms: Students, undergraduate; Orthodoxy (doctrinal); Comparative; Factor analysis
  • A Covariance Structure Analysis of the DeJong, Faulkner, and Warland Religious Involvement Model.
    Hilty, Dale M., and Sue J. Stockman (1986)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 25:4: 483-493.

    Factor analysis of questionnaire data from American Lutheran Church members from Ohio, & from students at Ohio State University.

    Associated Search Terms: Factor analysis; Students, undergraduate; Dimensions of religiosity; American Lutheran Church
  • Patterned Religious Meanings: Orientations Expressed by a Sample of Elderly Women.
    Woodworth, Deborah L. (1985)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 24:4: 367-383.

    Content analysis & factor analysis of responses to open-ended items, from female residents of a nursing home for the elderly.

    Associated Search Terms: Gerontology; Women; Factor analysis; Content analysis; Meaning
  • Gender Differences in Image of God.
    Nelsen, Hart M., Neil H. Cheek, Jr., and Paul Au (1985)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 24:4: 396-402.

    Factor analysis of General Social Survey (U.S.A.) data.

    Associated Search Terms: Sex; God, image of; Factor analysis; United States
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