Showing posts with label God. Show all posts
Showing posts with label God. Show all posts

Thursday, July 15, 2021

Five-Factor LAMBI Scale of God Representations

 

Scale name:  Five-Factor LAMBI Scale of God Representations

Scale overview

A 25-item scale that measures how people view God. The five letters in LAMBI reflect the five dimensions based on factors identified by statistical analyses. Participants rate each one-word item based on their belief about or experience with God rather than what may be considered a correct belief.

Authors:

Johnson, Kathryn A., Okun, Morris A., Cohen, Adam B., Sharp, Carissa A., & Hook, Joshua N.

Response Type

A likert-type scale with a 7-point rating from Strongly Disagree to Strongly Agree

Subscales and sample items

The five subscales are called dimensions. Following each dimension is one of the words participants rate. See the reference to obtain the full scale.

L = Limitless e.g., infinite

A = Authoritarian e.g., strict

M = Mystical e.g., nature

B = Benevolent e.g., gracious

I = Ineffable

Also, 3 items assess views of “No God” that is, Nonexistent, imaginary, and nor real.

Reliability and Validity

The researchers reported results of factor analysis in their article cited below. They reported means, standard deviations, and strong alpha levels for the subscales (e.g., see Study 5 on page 346).

Availability

See the PsycTESTS reference below.

Permissions -- if identified

According to PsycTESTS:

Test content may be reproduced and used for non-commercial research and educational purposes without seeking written permission. Distribution must be controlled.

 SCOPES MODEL DOMAIN = Self/Identity/Spirituality

References

For the scale items, see:

Johnson, K. A., Okun, M. A., Cohen, A. B., Sharp, C. A., & Hook, J. N. (2018). Five-Factor LAMBI Scale of GodRepresentations [Database record]. Retrieved from PsycTESTS. doi: https://dx.doi.org/10.1037/t68037-000

 

For the scale development article, see:

Johnson, K. A., Okun, Morris A., Cohen, A. B., Sharp, C. A., & Hook, J. N. (2019). Development and validation of the five-factor LAMBI measure of God representations. Psychology of Religion and Spirituality, 11(4), 339-349. doi: https://dx.doi.org/10.1037/rel0000207

A reference for using scales in research:

Creating Surveys on AMAZON or GOOGLE

 


 

 

 


Reference for clinicians on understanding assessment

Applied Statistics Concepts for Counselors on AMAZON or GOOGLE

 


 

 







Test Resource Link:  A – Z Test Index

 

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Thursday, July 1, 2021

God Images 4 Different Scales

 


Scale name: God Images (4 different but related scales)

Scales overview

The researchers evaluated 16-items describing different god-images. Confirmatory factor analysis yielded four factors, which are the four subscales each having four items.

Authors: Nguyen & Zuckerman (2016)

 Response Type

All items are rated on a 7-point Likert-type rating: 1 (This does NOT reflect my belief AT ALL) to 7 (This reflects my belief COMPLETELY).

Subscales (4) with a sample item (each scale has 4 items)

           1. Relational God

I feel I am close to God

           2. God-as-provider

Those who believe in God will be rewarded.

           3. God-as-ruler

Events that happen in this world are part of God’s plan.

           4. God-as-creator

                     God made the world and all the creatures in it.

Psychometrics

See the 2016 article below for the results of factor analysis, differences between men and women, and the relationship of God images to other measures.

Availability

See the 2016 reference below.

Permissions -- if identified

According to PsycTESTS: 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.

SCOPES Domain = Self / spirituality

Research Note

In general, women had stronger beliefs in God than did men. There were differences in the relationship between God image and depression for women and men. There were no significant associations between any of the four God Images and depression for men. But for women, depressive symptoms were higher for those seeing God as ruler and creator and lower for women who tended to view God as relational and provider.


References

   The test source

Nguyen, T.-v. T., & Zuckerman, M. (2016). God Image Measures [Database record]. Retrieved from PsycTESTS. doi: https://dx.doi.org/10.1037/t58420-000

     Article with test in Appendix

 Nguyen, T.v. T., & Zuckerman, M. (2016). The links of God images to women’s religiosity and coping with depression: A socialization explanation of gender difference in religiosity. Psychology of Religion and Spirituality, 8(4), 309-317. doi: https://dx.doi.org/10.1037/rel0000060


Reference - for using survey items in research

Creating Surveys on  AMAZON or GOOGLE

 


 

 

 





Reference for Clinicians about understanding assessment

Applied Statistics Concepts for Counselors on

   AMAZON   or   GOOGLE

 


 

 







Resource Link for many more measures:  A – Z Test Index

  

Links to Connections

Checkout My Website   www.suttong.com

  

See my Books


  AMAZON      

 

  GOOGLE STORE

 

FOLLOW me on

   FACEBOOK   Geoff W. Sutton  

  

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   PINTEREST  www.pinterest.com/GeoffWSutton

 

Read published articles:

 

  Academia   Geoff W Sutton   

 

  ResearchGate   Geoffrey W Sutton 

 

 

 

 

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