Monday, March 21, 2022

Intrinsic-Extrinsic Religious Orientation Revised 3-item

 



Scale name: Internal / External Religious Orientation Scale Revised 3-Item

Scale overview: 

The 3-item Revised Internal / External Religious Orientation Scale measures the degree to which people view their religion as important to their life [(Intrinsic (I)] or as a means to an end [(Extrinsic personally (Ep) or Extrinsic socially oriented (Es)].

Authors: Richard L. Gorsuch and Susan E. McPherson

Response Type: A 5-point rating scale with anchors labeled Strongly Disagree and Strongly Agree

Subscales: There are three subscales in the revised edition.

I = Intrinsic

Ep = Extrinsic personal

Es = Extrinsic social

 

The 3 subscale items

I = My whole approach to life is based upon my religion.

Ep = What religion offers me most is comfort in times of trouble and sorrow.

Es = I go to church mainly because I enjoy seeing people I know there.

Reliability: The larger 14-item scale from which the above three best items were drawn yielded high test-retest reliability values.

Validity: The authors used factor analysis to identify the three factors then selected the best item from each factor for the single item measures.

The content of the items is based on the theory of intrinsic and extrinsic religious orientations presented by Allport and Ross.

Availability: The scale is available on page 352 of the 1989 article.

References

Allport, G.W. & Ross, J.M. (1967). Personal religious orientation and prejudice. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 5, 423-433.

Gorsuch, R. L. & McPherson, S. E. (1989). Intrinsic/extrinsic measurement: I/E-Revised and single-item scales. Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion, 28, 348-354.

 

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Tuesday, March 8, 2022

Partner-Focused Prayer Measure

 


Scale name: Partner-Focused Prayer Measure

Scale overview: The Partner-Focused Prayer Measure is a 4-item, 5-point rating scale evaluating the frequency of prayer for one’s partner as a part of a study relating partner prayer to infidelity.

Authors: Frank D. Fincham and Nathaniel M. Lambert, The Florida State University, Steven R. H. Beach, University of Georgia

Response Type: The Partner-Focused Prayer Measure uses a 5 point scale ranging from 1 (never) to 5 (very frequently).

Sample items:

3. I ask God to watch over my partner.

4. I pray for my partner to reach his/her goals

Reliability: Alpha = .96.

Validity: The content of the scale appears to accomplish its purpose and it was useful in the study.

Availability: The full set of 4 items is on page 2 of the PsycTESTS entry.

Permissions

Test content may be reproduced and used for non-commercial research and educational purposes without seeking written permission. Distribution must be controlled, meaning only to the participants engaged in the research or enrolled in the educational activity. Any other type of reproduction or distribution of test content is not authorized without written permission from the author and publisher. Always include a credit line that contains the source citation and copyright owner when writing about or using any test. (PsycTESTS, 2010, p.1)

 Comment

The researchers found evidence supporting the value of prayer in romantic relationships. Here's a quote from the 2010 discussion section:

"The current series of studies provides evidence that prayer focused on requesting beneficial outcomes (blessings) for the partner is associated with decreased propensity to transgress against the partner by engaging in extradyadic romantic behavior"

Clinicians may find the items useful in couples counseling with couples who pray. 

References

Fincham, F. D., Lambert, N. M., & Beach, S. R. H. (2010). Partner-Focused Prayer Measure [Database record]. Retrieved from PsycTESTS. doi: https://dx.doi.org/10.1037/t43165-000

Fincham, Frank D., Lambert, Nathaniel M., & Beach, Steven R. H. (2010). Faith and unfaithfulness: Can praying for your partner reduce infidelity? Journal of Personality and Social Psychology,99(4), 649-659. doi: https://dx.doi.org/10.1037/a0019628

 

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Monday, March 7, 2022

Prayer Inventory

 


Scale name: Prayer Inventory

Scale overview:

The Prayer Inventory is a 24-item rating scale.

Authors: Bänziger, S., van Uden, M., & Janssen, J.

Response Type: The items are rated on a 7-point scale 

(Never= 1; Occasionally=2; Sometimes=3; Regularly=4; 

Often=5; Very often=6; Always=7).

Sample items

            4. In my prayers, I ask for forgiveness

14. Difficult moments are a reason to pray

Reliability and Validity: See the 2008 article for details.

Availability: The 24-items are available in the PsyTESTS reference.

Permissions : PsycTESTS, advises contact of the publisher and corresponding author.

 

References

Bänziger, S., van Uden, M., & Janssen, J. (2008). Prayer Inventory [Database record]. Retrieved from PsycTESTS. doi: https://dx.doi.org/10.1037/t41613-000

Bänziger, Sarah, van Uden, Marinus, & Janssen, Jacques. (2008). Praying and coping: The relation between varieties of praying and religious coping styles. Mental Health, Religion & Culture, Vol 11(1), 101-118. doi: https://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13674670600748386 , © 2008 by Taylor & Francis. Reproduced by Permission of Taylor & Francis.

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