Assessment name: DIMENSIONS OF GRACE SCALE:
Scale overview: The Dimensions of Grace Scale is a 36-item multidimensional self-report assessment of grace measured on a scale of agreement.
Authors: Bufford, Sisemore, and Blackburn
Response Type: Items are rated on a scale of agreement from 1 = Strongly Disagree to 7 = Strongly Agree.
Subscales (5 dimensions)
Grace to self
Grace from others
Grace to others
Bufford et al. (2021) reported a history of alpha coefficients ranging from 0.654 to 0.824 across the five dimensions.
Moderate positive correlations to strong correlations were found between the following Grace dimensions and Big Five Domains and Intrinsic Religiosity as follows:
God’s grace and Openness, and Agreeableness as well as with the Intrinsic Religiosity.
Costly grace and Agreeableness and Intrinsic Religiosity
Grace from others and Intrinsic Religiosity
Grace to Others and Agreeableness and Intrinsic Religiosity
Negative correlations were found between all grace dimensions except Grace from others and the Big Five Neuroticism Domain.
The full set of 36 items can be found in Bufford et al. (2017).
Lead author, Rodger Bufford is a professor at George Fox University.
Reference for the scale
Bufford, R. K., Sisemore, T. A. & Blackburn, A. M. (2017), Dimensions of Grace: Factor Analysis of Three Grace Scales. Psychology of Religion and Spirituality, 9, 56-69.
Bufford, Rodger K.; Beard, Javeen; Flores, Melissa; Price, Lindsay; and Hodge, Adam, "Dimensions of Grace Scale: Concurrent Validation" (2021). Faculty Publications - Doctor of Psychology (PsyD) Program. 343. Retrieved from "Dimensions of Grace Scale: Concurrent Validation" by Rodger K. Bufford, Javeen Beard et al. (georgefox.edu)
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