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Inventory of Complicated Spiritual Grief 2.0

  Scale name:   Inventory of Complicated Spiritual Grief 2.0 Scale overview The ICSG 2.0 is a 28-item scale. Participants are asked to think about their loss and respond to items to express their beliefs about their feelings. The second version was published as ICSG 2.0 in 2019. Authors: Laurie A. Burke and others (2014) - see reference below For Version 2.0 See Burke et al., 2019 and Burke et al., 2021 Response Type All items are rated on a 5-point Likert-type rating. Subscales : The authors list items associated with three subscales: 1. Insecurity with God 2. Disruption in Religious Practice 3. Estrangement from Spiritual Community Sample items   I’m confused as to why God would let this happen.  People in my spiritual community don’t want me to express my grief much or at all.   Reliability and Validity See the publications for details. Internal consistency is strong. Experts and focus group participants provided evidence of content validity for this revi

Belief in God Measure

  Scale name: Belief in God Measure Scale overview This is a five-item self-report measure. Authors: J. B. Grubbs et al. Response Type All items are rated on a 5-point Likert-type rating. Subscales Sample items I don’t know whether there is a God, and I don’t believe that there is any way to find out. Psychometric The measure was used to screen for people who believed in God in a study about anger toward God. Availability The items can be found in the references below. Permissions -- if identified May be used in noncommercial research and for educational purposes. SCOPES domain = Self/spirituality Reference Grubbs, J. B., Exline, J. J., & Campbell, W. K. (2013). Belief in God Measure.  PsycTESTS .   Grubbs, J. B., Exline, J. J., & Campbell, W. K. (2013). I deserve better and god knows it! Psychological entitlement as a robust predictor of anger at God. Psychology of Religion and Spirituality

Duke University Religion Index (DUREL)

Corona Chapel/ Canterbury/Geoff Sutton 2023 Scale name:      Duke University Religion Index (DUREL) Scale overview The Duke University Religion Index (DUREL) is a 5-item measure of religious participation. The Index measures three dimensions of religiosity: 1. Organizational Religious Activity (ORA) 2. Nonorganizational Religious Activity (NORA) 3. Intrinsic Religiosity (IR; also called subjective religiosity) Authors: Koenig et al. (1997). Response Type The DUREL is a self-report scale. Two questions ask about frequency of activity on a 1 to 6 scale. The two items vary slightly in wording. Three items reflect religious experience and are rated on a 5-point scale from 1 = Definitely not true to 5 = Definitely true of me Subscales = 3- see names above Sample items 1. How often do you attend church or other religious meetings? 2. How often do you spend time in private religious activities, such as prayer, meditation, or Bible study? 3. In my life, I experience t

Statistics of Mass Shooting in the USA

 FBI Reports Data Active Shooters 2019 FBI Report Several aspects of the FBI reports can help students, faculty, and leaders in presenting important data to the public. 1. On page 3 they define what they mean by an "active shooter." And they clarify that the report does not include all gun-related shootings. 2. Page 4 uses a two-color strategy to compare two years (2019, 2018) side by side. The selection of numbers to compare seems reasonable to understand what is going on. 3. Page 5 tells us where the shootings take place using a color-coded map. It offers a clear look though the selection of green may not be the best color when the gray areas are the "safe zones" where no shootings took place. See photo at the top of this page. 4. The graphics on page 7 offer a helpful illustration of ways to present information to the general public. We see data, graphic comparisons, and clear colors that help differences stand out. Reference link to FBI 2019 Report Permission to