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  • Examining social desirability in measures of religion and spirituality using the bogus pipeline.
    Jones, Ann E., and Marta Elliott (2017)
    Review of Religious Research 59:1: 47-64.

    An experiment to determine the extent that survey responses reporting religiosity are affected by the social desirability of being religious.

    Associated Search Terms: Methods; Religiosity scale; Social desirability; Experiment
  • Development of a measure of attachment to God for Muslims.
    Miner, Maureen, Bagher Ghobary-Bonab, and Martin Dowson (2017)
    Review of Religious Research 59:2: 183-206.

    Develops an attachment-to-God scale with data from Australian Muslims.

    Associated Search Terms: Scale; Muslim Spiritual Attachment Scale; Methods; Factor analysis; Attachment to God
  • Materialism and fashion consciousness: The moderating role of status consumption tendencies and religiosity.
    Yeniaras, Volkan, and K. Ali Akkemik (2017)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 56:3: 498-513.

    Analyzes 2015 interview & questionnaire surveys in Istanbul. Intrinsic religiosity reduces the association between materialism & fashion-novelty consciousness.

    Associated Search Terms: Clothing; Fashion; Intrinsic religious motivation scale; Materialism; Turkey, Istanbul
  • The attitudes toward gender roles in conservative Christian contexts scale: A psychometric assessment.
    Penya, Lynette Sharp, Suzanne Fournier Macaluso, and Garry Bailey (2016)
    Review of Religious Research 58:1: 165-182.

    Develops a scale measuring gender role traditionalism in a conservative Christian context.

    Associated Search Terms: Gender role; Scale; Conservative, U.S.A.
  • Beliefs about faith and work: Development and validation of honoring God and prosperity gospel scales.
    Neubert, Mitchell J., Kevin D. Dougherty, Jerry Z. Park, and Jenna Griebel (2014)
    Review of Religious Research 56:1: 129-146.

    Develops scales measuring work beliefs (work as a means of honoring God) & beliefs about God. Convergences & divergences between the 2 scales & others are noted. The 2 scales measure different orientations.

    Associated Search Terms: Prosperity Gospel; Scale; Students, undergraduate; Belief; Work
  • 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: Congregation; Methods; Evangelical Lutheran Church in America; Scale; Factor analysis
  • 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: Work; United States; Orthodoxy scale; Orthodoxy (doctrinal); Factor analysis
  • Validation of the Duke Religion Index: DUREL (Portuguese version).
    Lucchetti, Giancarlo, Alessandra Lamas Granero Lucchetti, Mario F. Peres, Frederico C. Leão, Alexander Moreira-Almeida, and Harold G. Koenig (2012)
    Journal of Religion and Health 51:2: 579-586.

    As the title indicates, it is technically an index, not a scale.

    Associated Search Terms: Scale
  • Adaptação cultural e validação da Underwood’s Daily Spiritual Experience Scale?versão Brasileira.
    Kimura, Miako, Acácia Lima de Oliveira, Lina Sayuri Mishima, and Lynn G. Underwood (2012)
    Revista da Escola de Enfermagem da USP 46(Spec): 99-106.

    Associated Search Terms: Scale; Experience
  • Measurement of religiosity/spirituality in adolescent health outcomes research: trends and recommendations.
    Cotton, Sian, Meghan E. McGrady, and Susan L. Rosenthal (2012)
    Journal of Religion and Health 49:4: 414-444.

    Associated Search Terms: Religiosity; Spirituality; Religiosity scale; Spirituality scale; Methods; Measurement; Adolescence; Health
  • Measuring intrinsic religiosity: Scales for use in mental health studies in China--a research report.
    Liu, Eric Y., and Harold G. Koenig (2012)
    Mental Health, Religion, and Culture 16:2:215-224.

    Associated Search Terms: Religiosity scale; Mental health; Measurement; China; Intrinsic/extrinsic
  • Biblical literalism: A test of the compensatory schema hypothesis among Anglicans in England.
    Village, Andrew (2012)
    Review of Religious Research 54:2: 175-196.

    Analyzes 2000-02 clergy survey data & 2004-07 lay member data from the Church of England. Education (inversely) rather than gender predicted literalism, even among conservatives & evangelical believers, thus not supporting the theory that literalism compensates for a lack of access to leadership positions in a church.

    Associated Search Terms: Great Britain, England; Church of England; Clergy; Gender; Literalism; Women; Literalism scale
  • Measuring religosity using surveys.
    McAndrew, Siobhan, and David Voas (2011)
    Survey Quetion Bank Topic Overview 4 (February): 1-15.

    Associated Search Terms: Methods; Survey; Religiosity; Religiosity scale
  • The Duke University Religion Index (DUREL): A five-item measure for use in epidemiologicla studies.
    Koenig, Harold G., and Arndt Büssing (2010)
    Religions 1:1: 78-85.

    As the title indicates, it is not technically a scale but an index.

    Associated Search Terms: Scale
  • The current status of measures of spirituality: A critical review of scale development.
    Kapuscinski, Afton N., and Kevin S. Masters (2010)
    Psychology of Religion and Spirituality 2:4: 191-205.

    Associated Search Terms: Spirituality scale
  • 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: Scale; Spirituality scale; Methods; Religiosity scale; Factor analysis; Dimensions of religiosity
  • The Sorokin Multidimensional Inventory of Love Experience (SMILE): Development, Validation, and Religious Determinants.
    Levin, Jeffrey S., and Berton H. Kaplan (2010)
    Review of Religious Research 51:4: 380-401.

    Develops a scale based on Pitirim A. Sorokin's writings on religion and love.

    Associated Search Terms: Altruism; Love; Sorokin, Pitirim A.; Scale
  • The Inventory of Emotions Towards God (EtG): Psychological Valences and Theological Issues.
    Huber, Stefan, and Matthias Richard (2010)
    Review of Religious Research 52:1: 21-40.

    Development of a questionnaire instrument.

    Associated Search Terms: Experience; Methods; God, emotions toward; Scale
  • The Islamophobia Scale: Instrument Development and Initial Validation.
    Lee, Sherman A., Jeffrey A. Gibbons, John M. Thompson, and Hussam S. Timani (2009)
    International Journal for the Psychology of Religion 19:2: 92-105.

    Associated Search Terms: Prejudice, anti-Islamic; Methods; Scale; Islamophobia Scale
  • The Interconnection between Religious Fundamentalism, Spirituality, and the Four Dimensions of Empathy.
    Bradley, Christopher (2009)
    Review of Religious Research 51:2: 201-219.

    Analyzes 2006 university student questionnaire data; fundamentalist beliefs inversely predicted empathy measures, spirituality directly predicted them.

    Associated Search Terms: Fundamentalist, U.S.A.; Empathy; Students, undergraduate; Spirituality scale
  • A New Multidimensional Measure of Spirituality-religiosity for Use in Diverse Substance Abuse Treatment Populations.
    Neff, James Alan (2008)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 47:3: 393-409.

    Develops a spirituality/religiosity scale for use with drug rehabilitation populations.

    Associated Search Terms: Methodology; Religiosity scale; Drug
  • Two-week test-retest reliability of the Duke Religion Index.
    Storch, Eric A., Melissa S. Strawser, and Jason B. Storch (2004)
    Pscyhological Reports 94:3: 993-994.

    Associated Search Terms: Scale
  • Assessing Ministerial Job Satisfaction: The Reliability of the Revised MJSS among Male Anglican Clergy.
    Turton, Douglas W., and Leslie J. Francis (2002)
    Review of Religious Research 44:2: 169-172.

    Associated Search Terms: Clergy; Ministerial Job Satisfaction Scale; Job satisfaction; Church of England
  • Measuring religious commitment among Catholics and Protestants: A new approach.
    Mockabee, Stephen T., Joseph Quin Monson, and J. Tobin Grant (2001)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 40:4: 675-690.

    Demonstrates a method for weighting questionnaire items according to the item's relative importance in different denominations; it adds little predictive power to religiosity scales, relative to political views.

    Associated Search Terms: Methodology; Questionnaire; Religiosity scale
  • Multidimensional Measurement of Religiousness/Spirituality for Use in Health Research.
    Fetzer Institute/National Institute on Aging Work Group (1999)
    Kalamazoo, Michigan: Fetzer Institute.

    Associated Search Terms: Religiosity scale
  • Exploring Spirituality: The Development of the Armstrong Measure of Spirituality.
    Armstrong, Tonya (1996)
    In Reginald L. Jones (ed.) Handbook of Tests and Measurements for Black Populations. Hampton, Virginia: Cobb & Henry, pp. 105-115.

    Associated Search Terms: Spirituality scale
  • Further examination of the spirituality scale.
    Jagers, Robert J., and Paula Smith (1996)
    Journal of Black Psychology 22:4: 429-442.

    Associated Search Terms: Spirituality scale
  • A comparison of Protestant ministers and parishioners on expressed purpose in life and intrinsic religious motivation.
    Weinstein, L., and C.C. Cleanthous (1996)
    Psychology: A Journal of Human Behaviour 33: 26-29.

    Associated Search Terms: Clergy; Intrinsic religious motivation scale; Intrinsic/extrinsic; Meaning
  • 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: Religiosity scale; Methodology; African Americans; Dimensions of religiosity; Factor analysis
  • Christliche Religiosität: Konzepte, Indikatoren, Messinstrumente.
    Kecskes, Robert, and Christof Wolf (1993)
    Kölner Zeitschrift für Soziologie und Sozialpsychologie 45:2: 270-287.

    Uses factor analysis of German interview data to develop a 2-dimension religiosity scale having belief/experience & religious knowledge dimensions.

    Associated Search Terms: Religiosity scale; Germany; Dimensions of religiosity
  • A Measure of Religiousness, and its Relation to Parent and Child Mental Health Variables.
    Strayhorn, Joseph M., Carla S. Weidman, and David Larson (1990)
    Journal of Community Psychology 18: 34-43.

    Associated Search Terms: Mental health; Religiosity scale
  • The attitudes toward Christian women scale (ACWS): Initial efforts towards the development of an isntrument measuring patriarchal Beliefs.
    Postovoit, Leslie E. (1990)
    Journal of Psychology and Christianity 9:2: 65-72.

    Associated Search Terms: Patriarchy; Prejudice, sexism; Scale
  • A Short Version of the Christian Orthodoxy Scale.
    Hunsberger, Bruce E. (1989)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 28:3: 360-365.

    Associated Search Terms: Orthodoxy scale; Orthodoxy (doctrinal)
  • Linguistic Dimension of Religious Measurement.
    Orlowski, Chad D. (1979)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 18:3: 306-311.

    Validates literalism & mythological scales with male Franciscan respondents in the U.S.

    Associated Search Terms: Mythological scale; Literalism scale; Franciscan; Orders/congregations
  • Comments on Hoge's "Free Will Behavior Index."
    Luidens, Donald A. (1979)
    Review of Religious Research 20:2: 214-218.

    Associated Search Terms: Free will behavior scale
  • Yinger's Measure of Non-doctrinal Religion: A Northeastern Test.
    Roof, Wade Clark, Christopher Kirk Hadaway, Myrna L. Hewitt, Douglas McGaw, and Richard Morse (1977)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 16:4: 403-408.

    Factor analysis of undergraduate student data; shows the non-doctrinal religious items have dimensions.

    Associated Search Terms: Belief; Students, undergraduate; Factor analysis; Non-doctrinal religion scale
  • The Construction and Preliminary Validation of a Measure of Reported Mystical Experience.
    Hood, Ralph W., Jr. (1975)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 14:1: 29-41.

    Associated Search Terms: Experience; Mysticism scale
  • Responses to Religion. Studies in the Social Psychology of Religious Belief.
    Maranell, Gary M. (1974)
    Lawrence: University of Kansas Press.

    Associated Search Terms: Sex; Community study; Clergy; Unitarian, U.S.A.; Unitarian Universalist; Baptist, U.S.A.; Professor; Superstition scale
  • Responses to Religion. Studies in the Social Psychology of Religious Belief.
    Maranell, Gary M. (1974)
    Lawrence: University of Kansas Press.

    Associated Search Terms: Disciples of Christ; Assemblies of God, U.S.A.; Episcopal; Seventh-day Adventist, U.S.A.; Ritualism scale; Pentecostal, U.S.A.; Methodist, U.S.A.; Presbyterian, U.S.A.; Lutheran, U.S.A.; Lutheran, Missouri Synod; Mennonite, U.S.A.; Politics, U.S.A.
  • Mythological-Symbolic Religious Commitment: The LAM Scales.
    Hunt, Richard A. (1972)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 11:1: 42-52. Comment by Andrew M. Greeley 11:3 (1972): 287-289. Reply by Richard A. Hunt 11:3 (1972): 290-292.

    Associated Search Terms: Literalism; Scale; Religiosity
  • A Note on the Reliability of Several Belief Scales.
    Jennings, Floyd L. (1972)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 11:2: 157-164.

    Associated Search Terms: Methodology; Belief; Scale
  • A Validated Intrinsic Religious Motivation Scale.
    Hoge, Dean R. (1972)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 11:4: 369-376.

    Associated Search Terms: Motivation; Intrinsic religious motivation scale
  • The Representation of God: Two Complementary Approaches.
    Hutsebaut, Dirk (1972)
    Social Compass 19:3: 389-406.

    Reviews the literature on studying the image of God among adolescents with Likert-type item scales & open-ended questions.

    Associated Search Terms: Adolescents; Open-ended questions; Scale; God, image of
  • A Protestant Ethic Scale.
    Hassan, Riaz (1971)
    Social Compass 18:4: 575-591.

    Develops & validates a scale of an internalized protestant Ethic scale.

    Associated Search Terms: Protestant Ethic scale
  • The Protestant Ethic as a Personality Variable.
    Mirels, Herbert L., and James B. Garrett (1971)
    Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology 36:1: 40-44.

    Develops a Protestant Ethic attitude scale & finds correlations with other attitude scales in questionnaire data from undergraduate students.

    Associated Search Terms: Protestant Ethic; Students, undergraduate; Protestant Ethic scale
  • In Defense of Orthodoxy: Notes on the Validity of an Index.
    Stark, Rodney, and Bruce D. Foster (1970)
    Social Forces 48: 383-393.

    Associated Search Terms: Orthodoxy (doctrinal); Orthodoxy scale
  • Methodology in the Sociology of Religion: Developing a Measure of Religious Belief.
    Finney, John M. (1969)
    Unpublished M.S. thesis, University of Wisconsin, Madison.

    Associated Search Terms: Belief; Belief scale
  • A Preliminary Sketch of Methodological Problems Associated with the Measurement of Religiosity, and an Analysis of Social and Personality Correlates of Differential Religious Commitment.
    Stuebing, William Kenneth (1969)
    Unpublished M.A. thesis, University of Manitoba.

    Associated Search Terms: Commitment; Religiosity scale; Methodology
  • Religiosity: Some Problems of Measurement.
    Webb, Brian E.F. (1968)
    Unpublished M.A. thesis, Carleton University.

    An attempt to develop & test some measures of religiosity.

    Associated Search Terms: Students, undergraduate; Religiosity; Religiosity scale
  • A Comparison of the Direct and Indirect Methods of Religious Measurement.
    Madsen, Gary E. (1968)
    Unpublished M.A. thesis, University of Utah.

    Associated Search Terms: Mormon; Twenty Statements Test; Students, undergraduate; Religiosity scale
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