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Biblical Conservatism - A 4-item measure


Scale name: Biblical Conservatism Measure

Scale overview: The Biblical Conservatism Measure is a 4-item scale designed to assess conservative beliefs about the Bible, Koran, or Torah.

Authors: Weyand, O’Laughlin, & Bennett

Response Type: Items are rated on a 4-point Likert type scale from 1 = strongly disagree and 4 – strongly agree.

Sample item:

The Bible/Koran/Torah/other religious text is God’s word and everything will happen exactly as it says.



In the 2013 study 1, M = 10.07, SD = 3.4

Reliability: Internal consistency = .75 (Weand et al., (2013).

Validity: See how the measure performed with other measures in the full article below.

Availability:  See the PsycTESTS reference for the items.



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 Other measures used in the study

Brief RCOPE (Religious coping)

Sanctification of Parenting scale


  Weyand, C., O’Laughlin, L., & Bennett, P. (2013). Biblical Conservatism Measure [Database record]. Retrieved from PsycTESTS. doi:

 Weyand, C., O'Laughlin, L., & Bennett, P. (2013). Dimensions of religiousness that influence parenting. Psychology of Religion and Spirituality, 5(3), 182-191. doi:


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Related Measures

👉  Biblical Literalism Scale

👉  Intratextual Fundamentalism Scale

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