Tuesday, November 3, 2020

Attachment to God Scale

 


The Attachment to God Scale (AGS), like other attachment measures, includes scales for anxious and avoidant dimensions of attachment (Rowatt, 2002). 

The 9-items are rated on a 7-point scale ranging from (1= strongly disagree; 7 = strongly agree).

 Rowatt and Kirkpatrick (2002) found support for two dimensions of attachment to God and reported Alpha values of .92 for avoidance and .80 for anxious attachment (Rowatt & Kirkpatrick, 2002).


If we think more positively, people who are low on anxious attachment to God would feel more secure. Likewise, people low on avoidant attachment to God would feel closer to God.


 

Sample items from the AGS

 

God seems to have little or no interest in my personal affairs.

I have a warm relationship with God.

 

Where to find the AGS

 

See the Rowatt (2002) reference below.

 

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Resource Link for more tests:  A – Z Test Index


References

 

Rowatt, W. C. (2002). Attachment to God Scale [Database record]. Retrieved from PsycTESTS. https://doi.org/10.1037/t00348-000

 

Rowatt, W. C., & Kirkpatrick, L. A. (2002). Two dimensions of attachment to God and their relation to affect, religiosity, and personality constructs. Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion, 41(4), 637-651. https://doi.org/10.1111/1468-5906.00143             Link at Baylor University.

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