Interfaith Spirituality Scale


Assessment name:  Interfaith Spirituality Scale

Scale overview: The Interfaith Spirituality Scale is a self-report rating scale that measures spirituality in four dimensions labelled: Direct connection with the creator, Asceticism, Meditation, and Divine Love.

Authors: Kira, I., Shuwiekh, H., Al-Huwailah, A. H., Zidan, T., & Bujold-Bugeaud, M.

Response Type: Four choice rating scale of what is true about oneself ( 4 = mostly true about me, 1 = not true about me)

Scale items (Four Categories having different numbers of items)

  Direct connection with the creator

Items refer to feelings and other aspects of the relationship between the person and their understanding of the creator.


Items refer to self-control, modesty, and related concepts


Items refer to meditating, reflection on life, and similar concepts

  Divine Love

            Items refer to a person’s sense of divine love

Psychometric properties

The authors include the results of a factor analysis supporting construct validity in their 2021 article.

Information on reliability includes alpha values of .92 for the 23-item version. The researchers also included alpha values for the subscales and a 4-week test-retest value of .72.

Validity coefficients provide early evidence for validity based on values associated with several measures such as a positive relationship with self-esteem and religiosity and an inverse relationship with PTSD.


The IFS can be found in the PsycTESTS reference below and in the Appendix to the article published in 2021.

Reference for the scale

Kira, I., Shuwiekh, H., Al-Huwailah, A. H., Zidan, T., & Bujold-Bugeaud, M. (2019). Interfaith Spirituality Scale [Database record]. Retrieved from PsycTESTS. doi:

Kira, I., Shuwiekh, H., Al-Huwailah, A. H., Zidan, T., & Bujold-Bugeaud, M. (2021). Measuring interfaith spirituality: Initial validation and psychometrics. Psychology of Religion and Spirituality13(3), 324–339. (Supplemental)


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