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Wednesday, August 17, 2022

Christian Sociomoral Values Index

 



Scale name: Christian Sociomoral Values Index

Scale overview: This 13-item rating scale aims to measure the importance of select moral values commonly held among conservative Christians.

 

Response Type: Items are rated on a scale of agreement as follows:

1 = strongly disagree

2 = disagree

3 =  Neither Agree nor Disagree

4 = Agree

5 = Strongly agree

Scale items = 13



1. All forms of birth control are sinful.

2. Birth control methods are acceptable if they do not cause an abortion.

3. Abortion is always sinful.

4. Premarital sex is always sinful.

5. Cohabitation is always sinful.

6. A biblical marriage is between one man and one woman.

7. Same-sex marriage is sinful.

8. Divorce is sinful.

9. Sexual orientation is a choice.

10. In a Christian marriage, a man and a woman submit to each other, but the man is always the head of the marriage.

11. Women have a vital role in Christian ministry, but they should not be priests or pastors.

12. Women have an important role in churches and Christian organizations, but they should not have authority over a man.

13. Women should seek counseling from women and men should seek counseling from men.

  

Psychometric data:  The scale mean was 40.32 (SD = 8.85), Skew = -.69, Kurtosis = .30 (Sutton et al., 2016).

Reliability: In a sample of 220 Christian counselors, Cronbach’sAlpha = .85 (Sutton et al., 2016).

Validity: Data from table 2 (Sutton et al., 2016) show significant positive correlations with the following related measures of conservative Christian spirituality. (Read about test validity)

Christian Beliefs Index (CBI)

Intratextual Fundamentalism Scale

Christian Service Scale

Personal Christian Practices Index

Healing Experiences Scale

Basic Spiritual Practices Index

Evidence Supported Christian Accommodative Treatments Index

Extra-Session Christian Assignments Index

Spiritual Assessment Index

Availability:

The items and detailed responses are included in Sutton (2021). The statistical data reported above can be found in Sutton et al. 2016.

The items are listed above and available for use in research and teaching.

Permission:

The index may be used in research, teaching, and clinical practice. Users should cite Sutton (2021) and Sutton et al. (2016) in all publications and presentations that use this index. There is no need to contact the authors for non-commercial use.

To include the index in books and commercial publications, request permission from suttong@evangel.edu.


References for the scale

Sutton, G. W. (2021). Counseling and psychotherapy with Pentecostal and Charismatic Christians: Culture & Research | Assessment & Practice. Springfield, MO: Sunflower.  ISBN-13 : 979-8681036524 AMAZON

Sutton, G. W., Arnzen, C., & Kelly, H. (2016). Christian counseling and psychotherapy: Components of clinician spirituality that predict type of Christian intervention. Journal of Psychology and Christianity, 35, 204-214.  ResearchGate

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Example of the details available in Counseling and Psychotherapy with Pentecostal and Charismatic Christians.

For item #2:   Birth control methods are acceptable if they do not cause an abortion.

The table values are percentages from a total of 208 responses.

The number of people Christians were:

  Evangelical 82

  Pentecostal/ Charismatic 48

  Nondenominational  43

  Other  35

 The "other" group includes respondents who identified as Catholics or a mainline Protestant Denomination


See the text for details on the other items.

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Tuesday, June 28, 2022

Attitudes Toward Abortion Scale


 

Scale name: Attitudes Toward Abortion Scale

Scale overview: The Attitudes Toward Abortion Scale is a 12-item, four-choice agreement rating scale.

Authors: Michael Taylor and George Whitehead

Response Type: Items are rated on a scale of agreement: strongly agree, agree, disagree, strongly disagree.

Subscales = 2 with sample item

Moral/Legality

1. Abortion is not acceptable under any circumstances.

External Influence

10. Abortions should be partially covered by insurance companies.

 

Reliability: Cronbach’s alpha = .92 in the scale development sample.

Validity: The scale was significantly correlated with the Hess & Rueb abortion scale and the James religiosity scale. The results of a factor analysis yielded two factors.

 

Availability:

The scale is available online in the article at https://scholar.utc.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1339&context=mps

Reference for the scale

Taylor, Michael G. and Whitehead, George I. (2014) "The measurement of attitudes toward abortion," Modern Psychological Studies, 20 : No. 1 , Article 7. Available at: https://scholar.utc.edu/mps/vol20/iss1/7

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Related Scales

ABORTION

Attitudes Toward Abortion Scale     >>  ATAS

Attitudes Toward Abortion Questionnaire   >>  ATAQ

Post Abortion Questionnaire   >>  PAQ





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Attitudes Toward Abortion Questionnaire

 



Scale name: Attitudes Toward Abortion Questionnaire

Scale overview: The Attitudes Toward Abortion Questionnaire is a 4-item scale of attitudes toward abortion.

Author(s) Matthew Feinberg et al. (See references below).

Response Type: Items are rated on a 7-point scale of attitudes:

1 = Should definitely be illegal

4 = Unsure

7 = Should definitely be legal

Sample item

If the woman’s own health is seriously endangered by the pregnancy.

 

Reliability:  Cronbach’s alpha was . 87 in study 1 of the research article (Feinberg et al. 2014).

Validity:

Correlations with other scales are included in the research article.

Availability:

The full set of items can be found in the PsycTESTS reference.

 

Permission

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.

 

Reference for the scale

Feinberg, M., Antonenko, O., Willer, R., Horberg, E. J., & John, O. P. (2014). Attitudes toward Abortion Questionnaire. PsycTESTS. https://doi.org/10.1037/t37142-000

Reference for the Research Article

Feinberg, Matthew, Antonenko, Olga, Willer, Robb, Horberg, E. J., & John, Oliver P. (2014). Gut check: Reappraisal of disgust helps explain liberal–conservative differences on issues of purity. Emotion, 14(3), 513-521. doi: https://dx.doi.org/10.1037/a0033727

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 Related Scales

 ABORTION

Attitudes Toward Abortion Scale     >>  ATAS

Attitudes Toward Abortion Questionnaire   >>  ATAQ

Post Abortion Questionnaire   >>  PAQ


 

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POST ABORTION QUESTIONNAIRE PAQ

 




Scale name: POST ABORTION QUESTIONNAIRE PAQ

Scale overview: The Post-Abortion Questionnaire (PAQ) has 4-items designed to identify the treatment preferences of college women following an abortion.

 

Response Type: Checklist and fill in the blank

Partial example

The following topics are suggested areas for post-abortion psychological support. Please indicate all areas that may be of interest to you by marking an X.

• ____Assist with grief and loss issues associated with abortion

• ____Assist with improving coping skills after abortion

• ____Assist with addressing guilt associated with abortion

• ____Assist with addressing spiritual issues associated with abortion

[See the reference for the full PAQ.

 

Notes

The authors used the PAQ in a study, which included measures of anxiety and depression, and grief. See the Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology reference for the results and discussion.

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Availability:

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References for the scale

Curley, M., & Johnston, C. (2014). Post Abortion Questionnaire. PsycTESTS. https://doi.org/10.1037/t62176-000

Curley, Maureen, & Johnston, Celeste. (2014). Exploring treatment preferences for psychological services after abortion among college students. Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology,32(3), 304-320. doi:https://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02646838.2013.879566

Link to resource on ResearchGate

 

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 ABORTION

Attitudes Toward Abortion Scale     >>  ATAS

Attitudes Toward Abortion Questionnaire   >>  ATAQ

Post Abortion Questionnaire   >>  PAQ


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Tuesday, October 27, 2020

ABORTION STATISTICS- USA

 


It is no secret that the official position of the Catholic church opposes abortion. Many evangelicals groups also promote antiabortion positions.

The subject of abortion continues to divide Americans as evident in survey data. This has been highlighted recently with the addition of Justice Barrett to the Supreme Court—a judge known for her prolife advocacy. In the summer, Justice Thomas famously attacked the court’s ruling in Roe v. Wade (CNN).

In 2020, most Americans, the majority of whom are Christian, support abortion, though sizable percentages prefer laws that pose some limitations. Some important questions are not asked every year so, some data in the 2020 post refer to 2019, 2018, etc.

The Gallup organization has looked at variations in opinions about abortion. This is helpful as advances in medical science make it possible for the unborn to live outside the womb at younger and younger ages.

So, where do Americans stand on abortion?

79% support a legal abortion under any (29%) or certain circumstances (50%). A small percentage (20%) believe abortion should be illegal in all circumstances.

46% consider themselves prolife and 48%, prochoice. These numbers reflect a close split, especially considering statistical error. But notice how it compares with the 79% support number. Prolife people would appear to allow for abortion under certain circumstances. How questions are asked make a difference. (Read more about variations in positions.)

I study moral psychology so I found the Gallup question about moral acceptability interesting.

44% of Americans consider abortion morally acceptable and 9% reported it depends on the situation—47% opine abortion is morally wrong.

60% of Americans did not want Roe v. Wade overturned in 2019.

How you ask a question makes a difference in the answer you get.

Prolife is probably too vague a concept to be meaningful when it comes to understanding opinions about abortion.

There are more data so, head to the Gallup report for details.

 Read more about abortion

Prolife Movement Approaches Total War

The Faultline Hypothesis and Abortion

Abortion and Prolife 2019

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